December 9, 2022, will always be recorded as a graceful day in football history despite Brazil’s tearful exit from the World Cup after losing to Croatia in the penalty shootout.
Neymar becomes the highest scorer for Brazil jointly with the legend Pele
Meanwhile, Neymar has achieved a great height. At the age of 30 years, 10 months, and 4 days, he became the all-time highest scorer for Brazil, jointly with Pele, with 77 national goals. The game to touch this record came during extra time in the quarter-finals against Croatia.
Neymar recorded this brilliance in just 124 games since his debut on 10th August 2010, with Mano Menezes as the coach to be denoted at the individual level in comparison to O Rei’s 91 caps.
A not so decent World Cup
The ongoing Qatar World Cup 2022 hasn’t been very kind to Neymar. He fell prey to an intensive tackle against Serbia in the first match, the Brazilian star had to be replaced owing to an ankle problem and missed the next two consecutively matches against Switzerland and Cameroon.
The stunner didn’t pause treatment and work and kept doing it in the minute hours of the morning and came up in a great way when he nailed an amazing goal in the pre-quarterfinals against South Korea.
A great record in 124 matches
At the 974 stadia, in the quarter-finals against Croatia, he scored from the penalty spot to upgrade his goal tally to seven and be in the Brazilian group who have scored in three World cups with Pele and Ronaldo Nazario.
It’s indeed a great reward for the Brazilian fans however the defeat against Croatia in the penalty shootouts shattered their World Cup dream for this year.
Croatia will take on Argentina in the semi-finals.