Pele consoles Neymar after Brazil bowed out of FIFA World Cup with a quarterfinal defeat | Football News

Neymar equal Pele’s scoring record for Brazil on Friday, but that wasn’t enough for the pre-tournament favorites to win their quarter-final against Croatia, which won on penalties. Almost immediately, Pellet wrote a letter of support for Neymar, and congratulated him on setting a record 77 goals for Brazil.
“I have seen you grow, I have been cheering for you every day and finally I can congratulate you for reaching my goals with Brazil. We both know that this is more than just a number,” wrote Pele, 82, in an Instagram post.
Pele is currently hospitalized with a respiratory infection during her battle with colon cancer.

“Our biggest mission as athletes is to inspire. Inspire our teammates today, the next generations and above all everyone who loves our sport. Unfortunately, this is not the happiest day for us,” added Pele.
“My record was set almost 50 years ago and no one has been able to achieve it until now. You got there, kid. That shows how great your achievement is.”
30-year-old Neymar opened the scoring in the first quarter-final of the tournament. world football championship In Cata, but Croatia equalized when both teams finished regular time and extra time was closed with a score of 1-1. Croatia then won the penalty shootout 4-2.

“Continue to inspire us,” Pele continued in the text.
“I will continue to celebrate with joy every goal you score, as I have done in every game I see you on the field.”
Pele won three World Cups with Brazil.
(With agency input)


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