Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star, Neymar, has made a shocking statement saying that the 2022 World Cup may be his last appearance on football’s biggest stage. Speaking in DAZN’s new documentary, Neymar & The Line of Kings, the Brazilian made that statement. Following which it has made the World Cup 2022 a big one for Neymar, on whose shoulder Brazil’s 6th world cup dream rests.
Neymar has been playing for Brazil’s first team since 2010 and has managed to appear 113 times in his national jersey. While in those appearances he has scored 69 goals, making him the highest scorer for Brazil surprising Pele.
But it looks like he would retire from wearing his national jersey after playing the Qatar World Cup 2022. Neymar on DAZN’s new documentary said I think it will be my last World Cup,” Neymar said. “I am facing it like the last World Cup because I don’t know whether I will be able to, mentally, endure more soccer.” “I will do everything possible to get there very well,” he added. “I will do all I can to win it with my country and realize my dream, the biggest since my boyhood.”
The 29-year-old has not achieved any major success in his international career as he lifted only the Confederation Cup in 2013. However, he has an Olympic gold medal which he won in 2016 playing for Brazil.
Neymar is yet to lift the World Cup with Brazil
Neymar playing for Brazil for almost 11 years is yet to get his hands on football’s biggest trophy despite participating in two world cups. Playing for Brazil, Neymar has appeared in the 2014 and 2018 world cups but failed to lead his side to glory.
In 2014, the World Cup was held in his home country, Brazil, and in that year Neymar was, unfortunately, side-lined after suffering a back injury in the quarter-finals. However, Brazil qualified for the semi-finals but they suffered a horrific defeat against Germany with a 7-1 scoreline.
While 2018, Brazil’s run was only up to the quarter-finals as they were defeated against Belgium by a 2-1 scoreline. Following these failed attempts in the last two world cups, Neymar would surely look forward to helping Brazil win their 6th World Cup next year.
And if not next year, then Neymar has no chance left to fulfill his childhood dream, as per his own statement. However, it would be a hard journey next year as it would probably also be the last World Cup for Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
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