Neymar played the entire 90 minutes, as Belgium beat the South Americans 2-1 on Friday night, but could not help his side progress to the next round.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward, however expressed his pride at the experience in Russia.
Neymar wrote on Instagram;
“I can say that this is the saddest moment of my career, it is incredibly painful because we knew we could get there, we knew we had conditions to go further, to make history,”
“But it was not this time. It’s hard to find the strength to play soccer again, but I’m sure God will give me strength enough to face anything, so I’ll never stop thanking God, even in defeat… because I know that your way is much better than mine I’m very happy to be part of this team, I’m proud of all, interrupted our dream but they didn’t get it out of our head and neither of our hearts.”
In a further post on Instagram stories, Neymar added: “I am thankful to all of those who sent us messages and who supported us.”