World Cup: the bitter record that Neymar achieved in Brazil’s defeat against Croatia in Qatar 2022

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It was Neymar’s dream moment: in extra time, he scored the goal that classified Brazil to the semifinal of the World Cup in Qatar 2022.

And it was a very special goal, since with he tied with Pelé in the number total goals with the brazilian shirt (77).

The 30-year-old striker’s celebration was an explosion of jubilation, the longed-for goal after a tough game against Croatia in which the ball refused to enter the goal.

But it all fell apart in a matter of minutes. First Croatia tied the game and sent the game to a series of penalties.

There Neymar had no opportunity to kick, as two misses by Rodrygo and Marcos Correa caused Brazil to fall to Croatia, who did not miss a penalty (4-2).

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Pelé and his 95 goals

FIFA recognizes 77 goals scored by Pelé with the Brazilian team.

However, the Brazilian Football Confederation and Pelé himself make a count of 95 points.

The difference is that some of Pelé’s goals were marked in friendlies of the selection greenyellow against clubs.

Neymar has participated in 124 matches for Brazil, while Pelé has played 92 international games.

The current goalscorer for Brazil made his debut on August 10, 2010, scoring his first international goal against the United States.

Eight of his goals have come in World Cups, four in 2014, two in 2018 and two in this championship in Qatar.

Pelé scored 12 times with the selection in World Cups.

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