Neymar: Brazil Star Reveals What Marquinhos Said After World Cup Exit

Neymar: Brazil Star Reveals What Marquinhos Said After World Cup Exit

Martin Moses
  • Brazil defender Marquinhos apologised to Neymar following their elimination from the World Cup
  • The South American giants were stunned by Croatia who dumped them out of the Qatar Mundial
  • Tite's side were among the strong favourites to win the trophy given the abundance of stars Brazil has

Neymar has shared chats between himself and a couple of his Brazilian teammates in the wake of their elimination from the World Cup.

The football world is still reeling from shock after Brazil were frustrated by Croatia before being dumped out on post-match penalties at the quarter-final stage for the second tournament in a row.

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Neymar reacts after Brazil's loss in the penalty shootout during the quarter-final match between Croatia and Brazil at Education City Stadium on December 09, 2022. Photo by Alex Grimm.
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Marquinhos' misfortunes

After a goalless 90 minutes, Neymar broke the deadlock in the first part of extra time. With Brazil looking comfortable and on course to qualify for the semifinals, Bruno Petkovic restored parity via a wicked deflection off Marquinhos.

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The Paris Saint-Germain defender then missed his decisive penalty as Croatia advanced to the semifinals. He was understandably devastated after his penalty hit the base of the goal.

Neymar has now revealed what Marquinhos said in the aftermath of that heartwrenching loss. As Marca reports, Neymar admitted that he did not have permission to post the private chats.

"I really wanted everything to go well, but we have to be strong, give it time and see what football has in store for us," Marquinhos told Neymar.

The forward then proceeded to reassure the defender that one penalty miss won't change the perception he had of him.

Neymar uploaded screenshots of these conversations on his Instagram stories alongside those of Rodrygo Goes and captain Thiago Silva.

Rodrygo's apology to Neymar

Sports Brief had reported that Real Madrid star Rodrygo had apologised to Neymar Jr for 'denying' him a chance to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Neymar's Brazil were sent packing in the quarter-final of the tournament after they lost to the 2018 finalists Croatia.

The Samba Boys were among the favourites to be crowned champions owing to their squad depth which was a mixture of talent and experience.

The match ended 1-1 after extra time, with Neymar initially appearing to have won it for Brazil, only for Croatia to equalise with a few minutes left on the clock. Brazil missed two of their four spot kicks, with Rodrygo missing the most crucial one as the south Americans got eliminated.