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Neymar shares private WhatsApp messages with Brazil teammates following FIFA World Cup heartbreak

Neymar shares private WhatsApp messages with Brazil teammates following FIFA World Cup heartbreak

After his team was eliminated from the FIFA World Cup by Croatia in the quarterfinals, Brazil’s greatest player, Neymar, was visibly distraught. Brazil, the favorite for the trophy, was defeated by Croatia in the penalty shootout after extra time finished 1-1.

In actuality, at the conclusion of normal time, the score remained 0-0. Neymar scored the game’s first goal at the end of the first half of extra time to give Brazil the lead. However, Bruno Petkovic of Croatia equalized in the 117th minute.

The match then proceeded to a penalty shootout, which Croatia won 4-2 after Rodrygo and Marquinhos failed to convert their attempts for Brazil.

Now, Neymar has shared his private WhatsApp conversations with Rodrygo and Marquinhos to convey his support for them following their missed penalties. Additionally, he relayed his messages to Thiago Silva.

“I decided to show (without their permission) these messages to show how much we wanted to win and how united we were”, Neymar wrote. “These were some of the many messages I exchanged with the group.

He shared a screenshot of his conversation with Marquinhos, in which he wrote, “One penalty won’t change what I think of you”.

Marquinhos, Neymar’s teammate at PSG as well, replied: “I really wanted it all to have worked out – it’s dreadful to think that penalty was an obstacle in our dream! But let’s go, we need to be strong, give time some time, and see what football has in store for us.”

“Only we know what we went through to be here, what we went through those days over there, that’s why it really hurts, the weight is big, but God knows what He does. If he gave me this it’s because I can endure it and carry on.”

To Silva, Neymar wrote: “We’re gonna have to keep going bro, sadly that’s how it is! I wanted a lot to give you this cup. You, me and Dani [Alves] deserved a lot… But God has our purpose and he knows everything.”

The Chelsea defender replied: “Brother, It’s harder than what I thought originally.

“I’m not holding up. I can’t believe we lost! Every hour that I remind myself makes me want to cry a lot…But I will be OK.”

In his message to Rodrygo, Neymar said: “Brother, I’m here to tell you that you’re amazing. The only people who miss penalties are the ones who take them. I already missed a lot in my career and I learned with all of them. But I never gave up, always tried to be better and improve in every way.”

Rodrygo replied: “Thanks, my idol. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sorry for anything and for delaying your dream as well. I hope you can continue with us, so we can win together.”

The FIFA World Cup semi-finals are scheduled to begin on 14 December (Tuesday late night). In Qatar’s Lusail Stadium, the first semifinal pits Argentina against Croatia.

France will meet Morocco on Thursday at Al Bayt Stadium in the second semifinal.

Neymar shares private WhatsApp messages with Brazil teammates following FIFA World Cup heartbreak

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