Neymar led Brazil to regain the winning streak and get closer to qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, after scoring the net with two assists during the wide victory over its visitors Uruguay 4-1.
Neymar (29 years) was performing normal Sunday against Colombia (0-0) when Brazil failed to win, and this came after a loud statement in which he alluded to his retirement from international football after the World Cup in Qatar due to psychological pressure.
In the high Amazonian heat and local fans returning after a long absence due to the “Covid-19” pandemic, coach Tite’s men performed their best performance in the South American qualifiers in the twelfth round.
Neymar scored his 70th goal in 115 international matches, approaching the local record of legend Pele (77), and Rafinha added a double (18 and 58), while Barbosa concluded the goals festival (83).
Despite the closure of the veteran Uruguayan striker Luis Soares, he scored an honorary goal from a free kick (77), while another goal for his veteran colleague Edinson Cavani was canceled due to offside.
After the last draw with Colombia, Tite made five changes to his squad, resting Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos for Lucas Verissimo, and on the right, Rafinha played instead of Gabriel Barbosa.
Brazil raised its lead while flying with 31 points out of a possible 33, six points behind Argentina, which remained unbeaten, after beating its home country, Peru, with a goal by Lautaro Martinez (43) and the participation of its star Lionel Messi.