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Neymar critcises carnival fixtures

Posted on Feb 12, 03:33PM | IANS

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 12 : Star striker Neymar has criticised Sao Paulo's football federation FPF for scheduling matches during Brazil's carnival celebrations.

Neymar made the comments after scoring a late consolation goal in Santos' shock 1-3 defeat to Paulista in the Campeonato Paulista Monday, reports Xinhua.

"It's disappointing to lose but even more so during the carnival," Neymar said. "This is a holiday, we shouldn't have to work."

Brazil's Carnival festivities began Friday and officially conclude at 2p.m. Wednesday, when the country's public servants and most private sector companies return to work.