Neymar wore a cowboy hat while celebration Brazil’s qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.© Twitter
Brazil secured qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with a 1-0 win over Colombia in Sao Paulo on Thursday. The win ensured Brazil would finish at least fourth in the South American qualifiers, with four direct spots available to the continent for the quadrennial showpiece event. Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta scored the only goal of the game in the 72nd minute after a left-footed assist from Neymar to seal victory against a defensively strong Colombian side. The home players celebrated their World Cup qualification after the final whistle.
Neymar had his own unique celebration as he adorned a cowboy hat and broke into a brief Samba dance after the game.
Here is a video of Neymar’s celebration after the game:
— Memesneymar Mdia (@midiammnj2) November 12, 2021
Here are other pictures of Neymar wearing the cowboy hat:
neymar cowboy pic.twitter.com/JU1v2yh4v9
— pet com marilia mendona (@petcomenta) November 12, 2021
Brazil dominated the game against Colombia on Thursday, managing 16 shots, with six of them in target, from their 64% possession of the ball.
However, the visitors’ conservative approach managed to keep Brazil at bay for large parts of the game.
Colombia could manage just five shots, including only one in target, during the 90 minutes.
With the win, Brazil took their tally in the 10-team South American qualifiers to an incredible 34 points from 12 games.
The Tite-coached side has won 11 of these 12 games and drawn the remaining one.
Brazil’s arch-rivals and reigning South American champions Argentina, on the other hand, are second in the standings with 25 points in 11 games.
Argentina will face Uruguay in Montevideo on Friday before hosting Brazil in San Juan on Tuesday.
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