|Host nation: Qatar Dates: 20 November-18 December Protection: Stay on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 Stay, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport web site and app. Day-by-day TV listings – Full protection particulars|
Neymar has shared messages he exchanged with Brazil team-mates following their quarter-final exit from the World Cup “to point out how a lot we wished [to win the World Cup] and the way united we had been”.
Nonetheless, following the defeat by Croatia on penalties, Brazilian media has instructed the group weren’t united.
Neymar was set to take Brazil’s fifth penalty, however misses by Rodrygo and Marquinhos meant their destiny was already sealed and he by no means stepped up.
The 30-year-old has subsequently revealed by way of Instagram that he despatched messages of comfort to each gamers, in addition to to veteran defender Thiago Silva.
“I am dropping by to say that I’m your fan,” he advised Marquinhos in a single message. “One penalty is not going to change what I take into consideration you. I’m with you ceaselessly, and you understand it. Love you.”
Marquinhos, 28, who performs alongside Neymar at Paris St-Germain, replied to say: “I actually wished all of it to have labored out – it is dreadful to assume that penalty was an impediment in our dream! However let’s go, we must be robust, give time a while, and see what soccer has in retailer for us.”
He added: “Solely we all know what we went via to be right here, what we went via these days over there, that is why it actually hurts, the burden is massive, however God is aware of what He does. If he gave me this it is as a result of I can endure it and keep on.”
Aged 38, it’s unlikely Silva will function in one other World Cup. Neymar reached out to the centre-back, saying: “We’re gonna should preserve going bro, sadly that is how it’s! I wished rather a lot to offer you this cup. You, me and Dani [Alves] deserved rather a lot… However God has our goal and he is aware of all the pieces.”
The Chelsea defender, who spent three seasons at Paris St-Germain alongside Neymar, replied saying: “Brother, It is tougher than what I assumed initially.
“I am not holding up. I can not consider we misplaced! Each hour that I remind myself makes me need to cry rather a lot…However I might be OK.”
At simply 21 years outdated, Rodrygo might play in lots of extra editions, however Neymar shared messages that confirmed he had consoled the Actual Madrid ahead after his weak penalty was simply saved by Croatia keeper Dominik Livakovic.
“Brother, I am right here to let you know that you simply’re superb,” Neymar wrote. “The one individuals who miss penalties are those who take them. I already missed rather a lot in my profession and I discovered with all of them. However I by no means gave up, at all times tried to be higher and enhance in each manner.”
Rodrygo replied: “Thanks, my idol. Thanks from the underside of my coronary heart. Sorry for something and for delaying your dream as nicely. I hope you’ll be able to proceed with us, so we are able to win collectively.”
Neymar has performed in three World Cups and equalled Pele’s official goalscoring report of 77 in 124 appearances for the Brazil males’s group when he put his group forward in opposition to Croatia throughout additional time.
Nonetheless, he has but to succeed in a World Cup last – and was absent due to harm when Germany thrashed the match hosts 7-1 within the 2014 semi-finals. Brazil then exited the competitors on the quarter-final stage in 2018.
Get the newest outcomes and objective notifications for any group on the Fifa World Cup by downloading the BBC Sport app: Apple – Android – Amazon
Get your day by day dose of Fifa World Cup response, debate & evaluation with World Cup Day by day on BBC Sounds