Before we look through Neymar goals in World Cup history so far, let’s meet the man.
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior was born 5 February 1992. He is popularly called Neymar or Neymar Jr.
Neymar is a Brazilian professional football player who plies his trade in France for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Neymar Jr is the third all-time top scorer for the Brazil national football team and has scored 59 goals in 92 caps for his country. The two other players ahead of the Paris Saint-Germain forward are Ronaldo with 62 goals and Pele who has 77 goals to his credit.
The PSG star overtook Romario – who has scored 55 goals for Brazil from 77 caps – when he scored against Costa Rica in Brazil’s last international game.
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Now let’s see Neymar World Cup goals total:
Neymar scored his sixth FIFA World Cup goal, before being substituted by Roberto Firmino who added one, later on, to put Brazil past Mexico 2-0 to advance into the quarter-finals at Russia 2018.
The other sets of Neymar goals in World Cup came from his previous World Cup outing with Brazil.
Against Croatia, Neymar was the star of the show as Brazil came from behind to secure a hard-fought 3-1 win over Croatia in the opener of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Neymar Jr. scored the equalizing goal. The hosts’ star No10 equalized after Marcelo’s own-goal and converted a second-half penalty after Fred had been fouled by Dejan Lovren. The match ended 3-1 in favor of Brazil.
Still in the 2014 World Cup, Brazil celebrated their 100th FIFA World Cup match with an entertaining 4-1 win over Cameroon to set up a delightful Round of 16 meeting with fellow South Americans Chile.
A double from Neymar and second-half efforts by Fred and Fernandinho was all that was needed to secure top spot in Group A for Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team, ahead of Mexico on goal difference. Cameroon, on the other hand, bid farewell to the competition without a point from three outings. The game ended 1-4 in favor of Brazil.
So in all, Neymar World Cup goals total is four; one in the Russia 2018 World Cup and the other three from the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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