2022 World Cup: Neymar Headlines Brazil Contingent As Selecao Touch Down in Qatar in Sensational Style

2022 World Cup: Neymar Headlines Brazil Contingent As Selecao Touch Down in Qatar in Sensational Style

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:17 PM
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  • Brazil, the most successful nation at the World Cup, have not enjoyed much success at the tournament since their last triumph 20 years ago
  • Coach Tite's charges head to Qatar with, on paper, the best and most well-rounded squad and a more pragmatic style of football
  • Meanwhile, star player Neymar is just three goals shy of surpassing the legendary Pele as his country’s all-time top goal scorer and could begin his bid to hallowed grounds against Serbia

Five-time world champions Brazil touched down in Qatar ahead of the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Touted as frontrunners to clinch a record-extending sixth world crown, Brazil have been camping in Italy fine-tuning their squad for the quadrennial tournament.

The South American giants became the latest team to land in the Middle East nation as all 32 participating countries chase eternal glory in what promises to be an exciting football festival.

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Neymar's Brazil have been tipped as strong contenders to win this year's World Cup in Qatar. Photo credit: @neymarsilvas10 @CBF_Futebol
Source: Twitter

Just as they caused a lot of buzz with their squad announcement, Brazil arrived in Qatar amid similar fanfare with their sensational fashion sense.

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In a video posted on Twitter, seen by Sports Brief, the Brazilian contingent made up of the playing body, technical team and other backroom staff were warmly received upon their arrival.

Clad in smart Alice blue suits complimented with white long-sleeve shirts and white mufflers across the necks of some of the contingent, the Brazilians were greeted by the Qatari staff at the hotel.

What next for Brazil?

Brazil will begin their bid to win their first World Cup title since 2002 when they face dark horses Serbia in their curtain-raiser at the Lusail Stadium, as reported by Metro.

Paired in Group G alongside Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon, the Selecao will first have to carve themselves out of the group before reaching the deep ends of the competition.

Fred causes stir in Brazil camp

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Manchester United midfielder Fred once again got himself on the wrong side of his Brazil teammates after inadvertently taking up Neymar's spot during Brazil's photo session.

Brazil had organised a quick photo-op at their training base in Turin, Italy, before heading to Qatar for the World Cup.

The five-time World Champions have been training in Italy for the last week as they look to be in prime condition to bid for a sixth title.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.