Magical ‘Selecao’ Unaffected by Neymar’s Absence
However, Neymar's performance, which relies on "dancing" on the pitch, often agitates his opponents. This can be seen from the nine violations he was handed in the match against Serbia.
DOHA, KOMPAS — Brazil's journey to the 2022 World Cup has been along a winding road. Megastar Neymar Jr has been ruled out of the remaining two Group G matches due to an ankle injury. Without Neymar, the record of the Selecao Canarinho team at the biggest football arena has been very bad.
It is well remembered that when Neymar injured his spine at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, the loss of the agile player with jersey No. 10 led to Brazil’s 1-7 humiliation by Germany in the semifinals. The Selecao home team was then was slaughtered 0-3 by the Netherlands in the race for third place.