Qatar 2022: Heartwarming Moment Perisic’s Son Consoles Neymar After Exit

Qatar 2022: Heartwarming Moment Perisic’s Son Consoles Neymar After Exit

  • Ivan Perisic's son, Leo proved that there is more to life than just 90 minutes of football
  • The young lad offered a moment of comfort to Neymar after Brazil's last 8 elimination
  • Despite shock exit at the hands of Croatia, Neymar became his nation's joint top scorer

Neymar etched his name in the books of Brazil's football folklore, following a sublime goal against Croatia, but he was left in tears after his side crashed out of the World Cup on Friday, December 9.

The 30-year-old forward equalled Pele's milestone of 77 goals for the Selecao, but this proved inconsequential as the Vatreni rallied back to win the quarter-final tie on penalty shootouts.

Brazil's heartbreaking exit from the Mundial left players in sorrow, particularly Neymar, who was in tears at the turn of events.

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Neymar, Brazil, Croatia, Leo, Penalties, Ivan Perisic, son, World Cup
A tearful Neymar was consoled by Ivan Perisic's son, Leo after Brazil crashed out of the World Cup. Photo credit: @goal @ESPNFC
Source: Twitter

While his teammates tried to console the Paris Saint-Germain superstar in vain, a wholesome moment ensued thereafter.

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Ivan Perisic's son, Leo rushed to the pitch to soothe Neymar's pain in a heartwarming gesture, ESPNFC notes.

According to CNN, this is the second time in a row Neymar's Brazil have exited the World Cup at the quarter-final stage, after the 2018 Mundial in Russia.

Neymar cries after Brazil elimination

Neymar experienced another World Cup heartbreak in the cruellest way possible, as Brazil exited the global stage in the quarter-finals for the second time in a row.

The Samba Boys were the tournament favourites at this stage of the competition, despite the presence of other heavyweights like England, France and Argentina.

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After an engaging 90 minutes that ended goalless, Brazil eventually took a deserved lead as Neymar thumped home the first goal of the game in extra time.

Neymar equals Pele's record

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Neymar equalled Pele's record of 77 goals for the Selecao, after scoring against Croatia in the World Cup quarter-finals on Friday.

The forward fired home from close range in extra time to put Brazil ahead and match Pele's tally, achieved between 1957 and 1971.

Neymar's strike, which saw him beat opposition goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic and convert from a tight angle, put his nation ahead in stoppage time after the first additional period.

Source: Sports Brief News