RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Star striker Neymar has criticized Sao Paulo's football federation FPF for scheduling matches during Brazil's carnival celebrations on Sunday.
Neymar made the comments after scoring a late consolation goal in Santos' shock 3-1 defeat to Paulista in the Campeonato Paulista.
"It's disappointing to lose but even more so during the carnival," Neymar said on Sunday. "This is a holiday, we shouldn't have to work."
Brazil's Carnival festivities began on Friday and officially conclude at 2pm on Wednesday, when the country's public servants and most private sector companies return to work.
In other matches on Sunday, Palmeiras drew 2-2 with Mogi Mirim while Penapolense drew 1-1 with Atletico Sorocaba.