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Soccer Update: France Win Nations League, Neymar to Play His Last World Cup Next Year
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
With the UEFA Nations League concluded, each team is now turning to the 2022 World Cup that is all set to take place in Qatar. France and Spain are sure to be on the list after their incredible performance at the Nations League finals. Despite Spain’s hard effort, the French triumphed with the football bets on their side. The group stage for the World Cup qualification round continues to take place and soon 32 teams will take the road to Qatar. That said, Brazilian striker, Neymar has made a recent statement about his thoughts of pursuing his career. Neymar has been one of the most recognized players of his era. The PSG star might make a big move on his football career after the 2022 World Cup.
Neymar’s Plan to Retire
Neymar stated that the upcoming World Cup might be his last at Qatar as he plans on completing his amazing career. The 29-year-old player said that he is not sure if he will be in a situation to endure more soccer mentally. He is all to do his best for his country at the World Cup and reach the end if possible. It has been Neymar’s childhood dream to win a World Cup while being a part of the national team. Brazil will play against Columbia in a World Cup qualifying game after his suspension against Venezuela.
The striker has been dealing with several other issues outside the stadium. It turns out that Neymar has received heavy criticism from the local media in his country. He was accused of being out of shape in their victory against Chile. Neymar overtook Romario as the top goal scorer for his country in the World Cup qualifiers with a dozen goals. The talented player is on the verge of crossing Pele’s 77 goal record for Brazil. At present, Neymar has scored 69 goals for his country.
Neymar has played two World Cups back in 2014 and 2018. However, he was unable to play one of the most important semifinal games against Germany in 2014. Neymar was out due to a back injury and Brazil had one of their most humiliating defeats against Germany. Neymar was also criticized for his exaggerated reaction after being fouled against Belgium. Neymar managed to win a gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games but missed out on the 2019 Copa America.
Gareth Southgate Happy about Phil Foden
England’s coach Gareth Southgate seems to be excited about Phil Foden and her performance. The Manchester City playmaker has been impressive with his performance in their last game against Andorra. Foden turned out to be an outstanding performer bringing his team one step closer to the qualifying round. There is little more than a year for the 2022 Fifa World Cup to begin. Until then, bettors can place their bets on the upcoming club matches.