Neymar’s antics at the 2018 World Cup have officially gone viral. The latest example? Some halftime savagery from Mexican club Tijuana at a preseason friendly.

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Brazil was eliminated by Belgium on Friday, but its star left a lasting impression on the tournament, and on the world. His legacy has crystallized in the form of the “Neymar Challenge,” which … well, we’ll just let you watch:

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The rolling race seems to be a Tijuana invention. The Neymar Challenge, though, is not. It’s the newest internet phenomenon.

It’s infiltrated youth soccer camps and practices:

It was performed at a big watch party for Belgium’s quarterfinal against Brazil:

The Neymar Challenge is taking over Moscow streets …

… and TV shows …

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… and the sets of TV shows …

It’s everywhere. It’s sweeping the globe.

It is, in all honestly, a bit harsh on Neymar. There’s a method to his madness. He had an excellent tournament. And he’s removed from the one one who flops. However there’s no going again now.

Followers of Mexico’s Membership Tijuana carry out the “Neymar Problem” at halftime of a preseason pleasant. (Screenshot: @RClaudia89 on Twitter)

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Henry Bushnell covers world soccer for Yahoo Sports activities. Have a tip? Query? Remark? E-mail him at [email protected], or observe him on Twitter @HenryBushnell, and on Fb.

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