Neymar Backed to Win World Cup for Brazil As Romario Calls Out Criticism of PSG Star

Neymar Backed to Win World Cup for Brazil As Romario Calls Out Criticism of PSG Star

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:17 PM
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  • Neymar has been told by Brazil legend Romario that he deserves to be the man that delivers a sixth World Cup for the Selecao
  • The 30-year-old forward, who is set to feature in his 3rd World Cup tournament, has constantly faced criticism from his home supporters
  • Brazil are bidding to win their 6th World Cup title in Qatar, after last winning the prestigious competition 20 years ago in 2002

Brazil forward Neymar has received some cheering words of encouragement from country legend Romario, before the PSG star kickstarts his World Cup campaign.

Romario has hailed the 30-year-old as a legend of the game already, despite the forward being constantly criticised back home by his countrymen.

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Neymar is set to participate in his third World Cup competition for Brazil in Qatar across November and December 2022. Photo by Buda Mendes
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According to Goal, Romario believes the time has come for Neymar to cement his legacy and silence any critics - by winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup with Brazil.

Brazil are hoping to end their 20-year wait for another World Cup title, having last won the competition in 2002 when they defeated Germany 2-0 in the final.

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Neymar, who has 121 caps already for Brazil, will be hoping to lead the Selecao to their sixth World Cup triumph and prove himself as one of the country's all-time best players.

Neymar chasing Brazil’s all-time record

Meanwhile, Neymar will hope to surpass legend Pele as Brazil’s all-time goal scorer at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The 30-year-old is just 3 goals shy of surpassing Pele’s 77-goal mark for Brazil. He is currently on 75 goals for the Brazilian senior national team in just 121 appearances, Sporting News reports.

Neymar will hope to add to his goal tally when Brazil face off against Serbia, Cameroon and Switzerland in the group stages of the competition.

World Cup: prediction benefits Neymar

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Neymar has been tipped to have a great World Cup, with Brazil following the Paris Saint-Germain forward’s brilliant form heading into Qatar 2022.

The 30-year-old heads into his 3rd World Cup tournament with Brazil as one of the supertars, expected to shine and lead their nation to the trophy.

French football pundit Nabil Djellit believes Neymar will achieve during the competition, thanks to a better Brazilian squad than in previous tournaments.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..