Touching World Cup Moment As Brazil’s Neymar Comforted By Son Of Croatian Player

There was a heartwarming second amid Brazilian heartache because the nation was defeated within the World Cup quarter-final to Croatia on penalties on Friday.

Croatia surprised favorites Brazil because the 2018 runners-up reached the semi-finals once more by means of a 4-2 shootout win.

It might mark the ultimate worldwide sport for Brazil’s star participant Neymar, whose objective in extra-time equaled Pele’s all-time nationwide scoring document with 77 targets.

The 30-year-old, who didn’t even take a penalty, was in tears in the course of the pitch as he mirrored on the early exit.

However then got here one of many classiest touches of the match – because the younger son of Croatian footballer Ivan Perisic rushed over to Neymar to console him.

The kid, which reporters recognized as Leo, was initially stopped from getting too shut by safety. However the pair ultimately shook fingers and hugged.

Neymar appears dejected and shake fingers with the younger son of Croatian participant Ivan Perisic.

Marvin Ibo Guengoer – GES Sportfoto by way of Getty Photographs

Marvin Ibo Guengoer – GES Sportfoto by way of Getty Photographs

A video of the second was posted on Twitter by The Athletic’s David Ornstein:

Neymar mentioned later he was uncertain if he would play once more for the nationwide staff.

“Honestly, I do not know. I think talking now is bad because of the heat of the moment. Maybe I’m not thinking straight,” he instructed reporters.

“To say that this is the end would be rushing myself, but I don’t guarantee anything either. Let’s see what happens going forward,” he added. “I want to take this time to think about it, think about what I want for myself. I will not close the door to playing with Brazil, nor do I say 100% that I’ll come back.”

In opposition to Croatia, Neymar put the South People forward with an excellent mazy run within the first half of additional time. However their rivals equalized three minutes from time after which gained a penalty shootout to undergo to the semi-finals the place they are going to face both Argentina or the Netherlands.