The Brazilian superstar Neymar hints to ultimately retire from international football after the 2022 FIFA world cup at the age of 30 years. The 29-year-old is the main and centrepiece of the Brazil offence and is one of the reasons why Brazil is still the favourite to win the Qatar 2022 FIFA world cup. Neymar who has 113 caps for his country has tasted international success in the 2019 Copa-America, however, the world cup has always been the target of a country that has a rich history of football. This has taken its toll on the PSG forward with suggesting the tournament will be his last for Brazil as he doesn’t have the ‘strength of mind’ to continue.
“I think it’s my last World Cup. I see it as my last because I don’t know if I have the strength of mind to deal with football anymore,” says Neymar in his exclusive interview with DAZN
"I don't know if I have the strength of mind to deal with football any more."
Neymar expects the 2022 World Cup will be his last 🏆
— Goal (@goal) October 10, 2021
Neymar has always played well with Brazil, but an injury in 2014 in the Quarter-finals prevented him from playing against Germany in the semi-finals and famously lost to them 7-1. Brazil was again eliminated by Belgium in the world cup 2018 at the quarter-final stage.
During that time, he has scored a very respectable 69 goals for his country, as well as providing 49 assists for his teammates, meaning that he has contributed to more than a goal every game.