Neymar’s Message To Brazilians About 2018 FIFA World Cup
Neymar’s message to Brazilians about 2018 FIFA World Cup
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men’s national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018.
The draw to be held today, at 18:00 MSK(20:45 IST), at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. The 32 teams will be drawn into eight groups of four.
Brazilian star striker Neymar Jr tells us about the preparation of Brazil National Team for the upcoming World cup at the same time he also remainded about the teams performance in 2014 FIFA World Cup, where the host nation lost to Germany at a goal rate of 1-7 in the Semi-Final.
It was a result that sent shockwaves through Brazil and world football but fast forward to 2017 and Tite’s men now head to the Russia showpiece with renewed belief and loom as one of the teams to beat.
Brazil only lost once during CONMEBOL qualifying to book their ticket to next year’s tournament and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar insisted confidence is high.
“The respect towards the team now is different to what it was three or four years ago after the World Cup,” Neymar.
“People see us differently. The Brazil that everyone respects and admires is back; a team that enjoys good football. And that makes us happy. The mood of our fans and our country has changed. Everyone’s confident and happy looking ahead to the World Cup. You can’t put a price on that.”
The 2014 World Cup was particularly painful for Neymar, who was forced out of the event with a back injury. Neymar fractured a vertebra in his spine having taken a knee to the back from Juan Zuniga during Brazil’s 2-1 win over Colombia in the quarter-finals.
Head Coach Tite about Neymar
Tite said “On a personal level, he has a big heart,” “He’s a good kid. He has a supportive and caring side and not many people know that.”
Demanding for Place
In defence, Tite has Miranda (Inter) and Marquinhos (PSG), Marcelo (Real Madrid) and Dani Alves (PSG), and even the luxury of Thiago Silva (PSG) on the bench. In Midfield, Paulinho, who has silenced his critics at Barcelona and Real Madrid stalwart Casemiro look sure to start.
However, Renato Augusto, who plays in China, is going to have to battle for his place against Fernandinho, a favourite of Guardiola at Man City.
In goal, Roma’s Alisson has moved up from the bench but has Manchester City’s Ederson breathing down his neck.
“Every time we meet, he says it was a real headache to choose the team and that we all have to keep giving everything at our clubs,” Neymar said after Brazil’s most recent game, a 0-0 draw with England at Wembley.