Neymar: "I think Qatar 2022 is going to be my last World Cup"

Without a doubt, his statement is surprising, and even more so coming from a lover of the ball like Neymar, who from a very young age cultivated his love for football. The Brazilian assured that he is somewhat worn out with the sport and confessed that the next World Cup could be his last edition. “I think Qatar 2022 is my last World Cup because I don’t know if I have the mental strength to deal with football more. I will do everything to get there well, to win with my country, to fulfill the dream that I have had since I was a child and I hope I can achieve it, “he said.


The PSG forward spoke in an exclusive interview with the DAZN platform for a documentary titled “Neymar Jr, Dynasty of Kings”, where he can be seen reliving his personal and sporting history and the step by step of his way to become a star worldwide.

“I couldn’t move my legs, I didn’t have the strength to get up. I couldn’t.”, Ney started at one point in the interview by recounting that knee from Zuñiga that caused a fracture in a lumbar vertebra, so he could not play in the next semifinal match, where his team lost 7-1 against Germany. Thus, he said goodbye in the saddest way to the 2014 World Cup that was played in his country.

Zuñiga’s knee to Neymar in that World Cup.

Continuing with that episode against Colombia, he added: “It was one of the worst moments of my career. It spoiled my dream of playing a World Cup, playing the semifinal, the final … I couldn’t move my feet. I started crying desperately. They took me to the hospital, they examined me and the doctor told me: ‘I have two news, one good and one bad. Which one do you want ‘and I said,’ give me the bad one ‘. And he said: ‘you are out of the World Cup’. Crying, I told him, ‘What’s the good one?’, To which he told me, ‘If it had been 2 cm to the side, you wouldn’t walk again’ “.

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