World Cup 2022: Richarlison Equals Ronaldinho’s World Cup Record With Incredible Brace vs Serbia

World Cup 2022: Richarlison Equals Ronaldinho’s World Cup Record With Incredible Brace vs Serbia

  • Richarlison is a history maker with Brazil after grabbing an incredible brace against Serbia in their opening 2022 World Cup match
  • His second goal was stunning, which led many fans to declare it the goal of the tournament so far
  • With his double, he has now matched the World Cup record of a legendary Brazil winger and 2002 World Cup winner

Tottenham Hotspur and Brazil star Richarlison officially announced his arrival on the world stage with a brace for Brazil in their opening match at the 2022 World Cup.

His second goal was the pick of the bunch. He received an outside-of-the-boot pass from Real Madrid star Vinicius Jnr before scoring an overhead kick to seal Brazil's win.

Richarlison, Ronaldinho, 2022 World Cup, 2006 World Cup, 2002 World Cup
Ronaldinho and Brazil won the 2002 World Cup. Photos by Justin Setterfield and Mike Egerton.
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The striker not only scored his first world cup goals but also matched the record of the one and only Ronaldinho, who scored just two World Cup goals in his glittering career.

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Richarlison's journey to the World Cup is an inspiring one. Like most footballers from the football nation, his journey was filled with countless obstacles. He was rejected by several clubs in his home country.

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He worked as a hawker, a bricklayer's assistant, cafe worker, and someone pulled a gun on the Tottenham striker. However, years of hard work saw him earn a move to Watford in 2017, according to the BBC.

Richarlison matches Ronaldinho's record

According to Squawka, Richarlison has now scored the same number of goals as the iconic Ronaldinho in just two World Cup games.

Before the 2022 World Cup, the 25-year-old had netted 17 goals in 38 matches in all competitions. However, only two of those goals came in major tournaments; the 2019 and 2021 Copa America.

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With his double against Serbia, Richarlison has now scored the same World Cup goals as the legendary winger.

Gaucho scored two World Cup goals in 10 games. Both goals came in the 2002 edition. He scored against China, then scored that stunning free-kick against England, according to Transfermarkt.

Richarlison scores stunner for Brazil

Sports Brief earlier reported on Richarlison scoring a goal of the tournament contender against Serbia.

Richarlison had scored his first in the 62nd minute, tapping in from close range from a loose ball in the six-yard box.

His second was certainly the best goal in Qatar so far. He received a pass from Vinicius Jnr, but it was slightly behind him, he had to improvise.

He flicked it with his left, swiveled, then unleashed an unstoppable overhead kick past the hapless Vanja Milinkovic-Savic in the 73rd minute.

Source: Sports Brief News