After 20 years, Neymar’s exceptional season enhances Brazil’s dream of the World Cup
The Brazilian Neymar da Silva, the winger of Paris Saint-Germain, carries the hopes of the fans of his country in winning the 2022 World Cup, after two decades of absence from the podium.
Neymar, who led Brazil to the Confederations Cup title in 2013 with a 3-0 victory over then-world champion Spain, wants to give his country glory by achieving the sixth World Cup in its history.
And if Brazil is the most crowned country in the world with 5 World Cup titles, Germany and Italy have succeeded during the past two decades in approaching their throne by reaching the fourth title, while the samba dancers fell at their stadium in the 2014 World Cup, although they were the most prominent candidates for the title.
Neymar, the flying wing, succeeded in making a strong start with Paris Saint-Germain this season through 19 goalscoring contributions that amounted to 11 goals and 8 assists in 11 games, in a historic achievement during his career.
Neymar’s unusual and good start indicates his desire to lead Brazil with coach Tite to an important achievement in the 2022 World Cup.
Neymar scored 8 goals and assisted 7 in the French League, while he scored a goal and made the same in two matches in the European Champions League, and scored two goals in the French Super Cup.
Neymar, even at the height of his career with Barcelona, specifically the historic treble season 2014-2015, had never achieved these amazing numbers, as he scored 7 goals in the Spanish League and two goals in the Champions League at that stage of the season, while he had not made any Goal.
Brazilian national team
Neymar is also counting on the Brazil national team, the 2019 Copa America champions and 2021 runners-up, having a coherent roster that is not based on him alone, but is filled with many stars.
Brazil has in its ranks two goalkeepers from the most important teams in the English Premier League, Alisson Becker in Liverpool and Ederson in Manchester City.
On the defensive level, the Brazilian team includes Thiago Silva from Chelsea, Marquinhos from Paris Saint-Germain, Danilo of Juventus, Eder Militao, who is brilliant with Real Madrid, and others. As for the middle, Liverpool star Fabinho, Casemiro, Manchester United player from Real Madrid, and others.
In the attack, next to Neymar, are the English Premier League stars, Anthony from Manchester United, Roberto Firmino from Liverpool, and Richarlison from Tottenham, in addition to the stars of the Spanish League, Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior from Real Madrid and Rafinha, the Barcelona winger, and others.
Brazil’s all-time top scorer
The 2022 World Cup is the perfect opportunity for Neymar da Silva to become Brazil’s all-time leading scorer.
Neymar has 74 international goals he scored between August 10, 2010 and June 6, 2010.
Neymar is only 3 goals away from Pele, the leader of the list, and he can overtake him before the World Cup during the friendly matches in Ghana and Tunisia on September 23 and 27, or at Lusail Stadium against Serbia on November 24 in his country’s first World Cup match.