Brazil won overwhelmingly against Serbian on his debut at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, with a brace from Richarlison. But it wasn’t all good news for the team led by Tite. In the 78th minute of the second half, Neymar was replaced and left the pitch in tears.
Throughout the match, the number 10 of the Brazilian national team suffered from the physical rigor of the Serbs. The scene of Neymar on the ground was repeated, in pain after receiving a heavy infringement.
Of the 12 fouls Serbia has committed, 9 were on Ney.
With just over ten minutes to go, the PSG striker sat down and with grimaces of pain on the face he looked at the bench and raised his hand for help.
It may or may not have been a precaution, but Tite did not hesitate and decided to remove Neymar from the field and not to risk in a World Cup that aims to be long for the ‘Canarinha’, which integrates the G together with Serbia, Cameroon and Switzerland.
The concern increased when, already sitting on the bench, Neymar -after being replaced by Antony- He continued with the gestures of pain.
Even, She covered her shirt to hide the tears. while ice was placed on his right ankle, which appeared exaggeratedly swollen.
Although it does not convert Ney had a great World Cup debut. He was active and started the game on Richarlison’s first goal which opened the game.
The former Barcelona player arrived in Qatar 2022 with 75 goals for the national team, two fewer than Pelé’s all-time record.
Brazil will continue their journey next Monday 11-28 when they face Switzerland, then, on Friday 2 December, they will clash with Cameroon.
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