JERSEY BOYS Neymar and Son swap shirts as Brazil star nets twice in South Korea thrashing to edge closer to Pele’s goals record

NEYMAR and Son-Heung Min paid each other the greatest level of respect by swapping shirts after Brazil’s 5-1 win over South Korea.


Posted Friday, June 03, 2022 by Thesun.co.uk

The pair were all smiles as they held up each other’s jersey in the changing rooms following the final whistle on Thursday.

JERSEY BOYS Neymar and Son swap shirts as Brazil star nets twice in South Korea thrashing to edge closer to Pele’s goals record
Neymar and Son-Heung Min swapped shirts after Brazil's 5-1 win over South Korea Credit: Instagram / @neymarjr

JERSEY BOYS Neymar and Son swap shirts as Brazil star nets twice in South Korea thrashing to edge closer to Pele’s goals record
Neymar's two strikes saw him move four goals off all-time leading Brazil scorer Pele Credit: Rex

JERSEY BOYS Neymar and Son swap shirts as Brazil star nets twice in South Korea thrashing to edge closer to Pele’s goals record
Neymar netted twice from the penalty spot in the 5-1 drubbing Credit: AP

And Tottenham star Son was beaming from ear-to-ear despite the brutal score-line in Seoul.

But Neymar’s grin was even wider after closing in on Pele's goal record for Brazil.

The Paris Saint-Germain ace netted two penalties to send the Samba Boys to victory in the South Korean capital.

Neymar now has 73 goals for his country.

And he is just FOUR strikes off all-time leading goalscorer, and global football legend, Pele.

Meanwhile, further goals in Korea from Premier League trio Richarlison, Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus made sure it was a night to remember for Brazil.

Everton forward Richarlison opened the scoring at the Seoul World Cup Stadium after just seven minutes.

But South Korea levelled terms after half an hour through Bordeaux’s Hwang Ui-jo, sending the home fans wild.

JERSEY BOYS Neymar and Son swap shirts as Brazil star nets twice in South Korea thrashing to edge closer to Pele’s goals record
Pele has the most goals for Brazil with 77 Credit: AFP

However, Brazil regained the lead moments before the break after Neymar netted the first of his two penalties.

Neymar then made it 3-1 just before the hour mark with another precise spot-kick.

And Aston Villa playmaker Coutinho got in on the action with a strike in the 80th minute.

But there was still time for Man City’s Jesus to join the fun as he netted with just seconds of the game left.

Neymar was delighted with Brazil’s performance, and he also reserved special praise for the ovation they receive from the South Korean crowd.

Neymar beamed: “It was phenomenal. I didn’t expect this reaction.”

But Son was left disappointed ahead of his country’s TENTH successive World Cup appearance.

The South Korean icon said: “Brazil was strong as a team and also as individuals.

“It was have been a disappointing evening for the fans and players, but it was a good opportunity for us to learn ahead of the World Cup."



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