The Brazilian footballers, for many the first favorites of the World Cup in Qatar, outplayed Serbia in their opening match. They won 2-0, both goals were scored by Richarlison, but they wasted a lot of chances. The fans were able to enjoy the performance of the five-time world champions, but they paid a heavy price for the victory. The first star Neymar had to leave the green early due to an injury, and photos of his swollen ankle quickly circulated on the Internet and caused alarm among fans who still remember his bad luck with his health at the WC 2014.
The Brazilians, the only national team in the world that has played in every World Cup in football, have made a great start to the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The self-confident Serbs, who were emboldened by the good results in the last period to the extent that they boldly predicted an (at least) equal match with Brazil, were defeated 2:0. He scored both goals Richarlisonboth in the second half, when the wards had the upper hand Titus the most obvious.
Photo gallery from the match between Brazil and Serbia, photo Reuters:
The Selecao’s stars hit the back of the net twice more, creating plenty of chances (shots on target were 10-0 for Brazil) and proving why the bookies have them number one as favorites to win this year’s competition address.
The biggest star also helped the Brazilians to the opening victory at the Lusoil stadium Neymar. The PSG forward posed a great danger to the Serbian goal, had his fingers in the first goal, and during the meeting, the players of Serbia committed as many as nine fouls on him. No one has collected so many in one match at this World Cup.
How focused the Serbs were in defending especially the 30-year-old Brazilian, who is one of the biggest stars of the World Cup 2022 in Qatar and a proven master of passing, is evidenced by the fact that they committed only 12 fouls in the entire match. In the vast majority of cases, therefore, they stopped the right thing with unauthorized intervention Neymar.
After the last foul, in the 69th minute, he committed it over him Nikola Milenkovic, he felt pain in his right ankle. The selector replaced him 11 minutes later, he entered the game instead Antony (Manchester United), Neymar limped to the bench, sat down, covered his face with his shirt and cried.
Fans thought of the worst-case scenario when they saw these scenes, they remembered the pain and suffering associated with the absence Neymar at WC 2014. When he was able to help his teammates, Brazil overcame obstacles, and without him (fractured vertebra) they became cannon fodder for the Germans and Dutch.
Representative doctor Rodrigo Lasmar confirmed after the match with Serbia that Neymar injured his right ankle. The injury occurred after a knee strike by a Serbian football player. The doctors announced that they will decide on when the PSG footballer could return to the field the next day. Perhaps, as they do not rule out the possibility that we could wait as long as 48 hours for a more concrete assessment of his condition.