Neymar Joins Pele, Ronaldo to Set Amazing World Cup Record for Brazil

Neymar Joins Pele, Ronaldo to Set Amazing World Cup Record for Brazil

  • Neymar is one of three Brazilian players to have scored in three different World Cup tournaments along with legends Ronaldo and Pelé
  • The 30-year-old forward marked his return from injury to score his first goal for Brazil at the 2022 FIFA World Cup via the penalty spot
  • Neymar led the way for Brazil as the Selecao cruised into the quarterfinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup with a 4-1 victory over South Korea

Neymar marked his return from injury with a bang as the Brazil forward scored his first goal of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the Selecao’s 4-1 victory over South Korea.

The 33-year-old has not featured for Brazil since the group stage after he picked up an ankle injury in their opening game against Serbia.

Neymar, Pele, Ronaldo, Brazil, Qatar 2022, FIFA World Cup
Neymar has scored in his last 3 World Cups for Brazil, equalling the record held by legends Pele and Ronaldo. Photo by Marc Atkins
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Neymar who added Brazil’s second goal from the penalty spot has now joined legends, Pele and Ronaldo Nazario as the only Brazilians to score in three different World Cups.

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The Paris Saint-Germain forward had previously scored in Brazil’s campaign at the 2014 World Cup on home soil while he also on target for the Selecao in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Neymar will be hoping to follow in both legends footsteps by also winning the World Cup as Brazil have now advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Neymar says he feared for severity of injury

Meanwhile, Neymar admitted he feared not returning in time for the World Cup in Qatar 2022 due to lateral ligament injury in the right ankle, Marca reports.

The Brazil number 10 said he had spent the night crying after the injury was confirmed and had to rely on the support of his family members to pull through.

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World Cup 2022: Neymar leads Brazil stars in paying heartwarming tribute to Pele

Neymar marked his return from injury with a goal as Brazil cruised into the quarterfinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup after a 4-1 win over South Korea.

Neymar pays heartwarming tribute to Pele

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Neymar led his Brazil teammates on Monday night, December 5, in paying a heartwarming tribute to football legend Pele.

Pele is currently hospitalized back home in Brazil, with reports claiming the football icon was moved into palliative care as he is no longer responding to chemotherapy.

The 82-year-old has been undergoing treatment for bowel cancer since 2021 but will no longer undergo any further invasive tests as he is in end-of-life care.

Source: SportsBrief.com