It is the hour! The man is coming. Although it had been a quiet World Cup so far for Neymar mainly because of injuries, the Brazilian superstar came up when they needed him most to give his team a crucial advantage in extra-time at 2022 FIFA World Cup Quarterfinal against Croatia.
Neymar has equalled Pele’s long-standing record with a stunning goal to give Brazil the lead in the Quarter-final against Croatia at the Education City Stadium.
This was Neymar’s 77th goal for Brazil’s national team. He has now equaled Peele’s record of being the country’s joint-highest goalscorer. This was Neymar’s second goal in the tournament. He also scored a penalty during Brazil’s 4-1 Round 16 win over South Korea.
Highest goal scorers for Brazil in history –
NEYMAR and Pelé – 77
Ronaldo – 62
Romário – 56
Zico – 48
Bebeto – 40
Rivaldo – 35
Jairzinho – 33
Ronaldinho Gaúcho – 33