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Argentina fans celebrate win over Belgium with plastic 'spine of Neymar'

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While fans of Brazil and anyone who likes to see the best players in the World Cup mourned the back injury that will keep Neymar from playing in the semifinals, a group of Argentina supporters were celebrating their team's quarterfinal win over Belgium with a plastic "spine of Neymar."

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Argentina will now face the Netherlands in its first World Cup semifinal since 1990, which means a Brazil-Argentina final in Brazil (that would surely lead to the destruction of the known universe) is still possible. And singing about the injury that devastated the host nation while dancing around with a floppy plastic spinal cord probably isn't going to help relations between the two South American rivals.

To be fair, not all Argentine fans were having public schadenfreude parties in the hours after Neymar's injury. Some brought messages of support for him, written on flags bearing Argentina's colors, to the match against Belgium. And they also wore extremely creepy Leo Messi masks.

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(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

I suppose the cold, unsettling eyes of the mask give the flag message a bit of a menacing vibe, though.

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