Neymar’s New Hairstyle: The Key to His Success Against South Korea

Neymar’s New Hairstyle: The Key to His Success Against South Korea

  • Brazil star Neymar Junior returned from injury against South Korea to score a goal
  • He sported a new look during the Round of 16 fixture against the Taegeuk Warriors
  • The Brazilian attacker has sported many different hairstyles throughout his career

Many football players are very superstitious, and Brazil's Neymar is no different.

The Paris Saint-Germain attacker is so superstitious that he even flew in his hairdresser from Paris, to give him a new haircut before the fixture against South Korea.

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Neymar sported a new hairstyle for the game against South Korea, believing it would bring him success against the Asian side. Image: Jose Breton.
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Why change his hair?

Daily Mail reported that Neymar flew in his hairdresser, Nariko, to Doha to give him a new blonde look for the game against South Korea. The Brazilian attacker scored twice against the Asian side in a previous fixture while his hair was blonde.

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Did the hairstyle work?

Neymar scored a goal in Brazil's 4-1 win over the Tigers of Asia and even won the coveted Man of the Match award for his performance.

Neymar's pre-match rituals

It's not only his hair that Neymar worries about before big games. Sportskeeda reported that the Brazilian has five rituals he performs before every game - these include talking to his father, listening to music, praying, going to the bathroom, and finally posting a photo to social media.

A history of unique hairstyles

Neymar is no stranger to changing his hairstyle before important matches. In 2020, he sported a pink hairstyle but has also had a mohawk on more than one occasion.

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Neymar once sported a pink hairstyle in 2020 while playing in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain. Image: Baptiste Fernandez.
Source: Getty Images

Neymar close to Pele's record

Neymar isn't wasting any time after returning from injury.

The Brazilian attacker missed his nation's last two games, but returned for the Round of 16 fixture against South Korea, Sports Brief reported.

Neymar didn't take that long to get on the score sheet either, as he converted a penalty in the 13th minute of the game to put the Selecao 2-0 up.

Classy Neymar dedicates tournament goal

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar dedicate his World Cup goal against South Korea to injured teammate and Man United ace, Alex Telles.

Neymar was part of Brazil's starting XI as the South Americans demolished the Asian side on December 5, in their round of 16 clash.

The match ended 4-1 in favour of Tite's men, with Neymar - who has been out injured - getting his name on the score sheet, Sports Brief reported.

Source: Sports Brief News