Brazil were deemed one of the favourites to win the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 considering the number of talents they had in their ranks. However, the journey of the South American team ended in the quarter-finals against Croatia.
Modric, Brozovic and Kovacic dominated the midfield and nullified Brazil’s attack to some extent. However, when Neymar scored a goal in the first half of extra-time after the match finished 0-0 in 90 minutes, everyone thought it was the last roll of the dice as Brazil was about to qualify. But Croatia had other things in mind as Petkovic scored late in the second half of extra time and took the match into the penalties.
Livakovic saved the very first of Brazil’s penalties taken by Rodrygo and ultimately won the shootout as Marquinhos missed his penalty. Neymar was scheduled to take the fifth penalty but it didn’t come so far as Croatia won 4-2 on penalties. He was also considering his international future post this painful loss.
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Neymar reveals chat with his Brazilian teammates revealing the World Cup 2022 exit is hurting them more
The exit from the World Cup 2022 is hurting the Brazilian players badly. It is now been further revealed by Neymar’s Instagram stories. The PSG star posted his conversations with his Brazilian teammates, more precisely Marquinhos, Thiago Silva and Rodrygo, without their permission to show the world that the players are more saddened by the loss.
Neymar wrote to his club teammate: “Passing by to tell you that I’m your fan. A penalty won’t change what I think of you. I’m with you forever, you know it. Let time pass. I more than anyone know that everything passes, good and bad moment alike. Stay strong, enjoy your family’s company and never forget that beside being your colleague I’m your friend and I want your well being. I love you and we keep going together.”
“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 replied.
Neymar wrote his captain: “We’re gonna have to keep going bro, sadly that’s how it is! I wanted to give you this cup. You, me and Dani [Alves] deserved a lot. But God has our purpose and he knows everything.”
Silva wrote: “Brother, it’s more f**ked up than I imagined, really. I can’t take it. I can’t believe we lost. I can’t believe it. Every time I think about it I want to cry, motherf**ker.”
Neymar wrote to Rodeygo: “Brother, I’m here to tell you that you’re amazing. It’s an honor to be able to be a part of your career, hear you say that I’m your idol and watch you become one of the best players in the history of Brazil! The only people that miss penalties are the ones that take them, I already missed a lot in my career and I learned from all of them. But I never gave up and always tried to be better.”
Further Rodrygo apologised for missing the first penalty, to which Neymar replied: “Don’t you f*g apologize! Are you crazy? The only people that miss are the ones that take them, you’re a beast! I will teach you later how to take them. We stay together! Take care.”
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