Brazil superstar Neymar is known for his repertoire of skills and the forward added another victim to his list of nutmegs on the eve of the Selecao’s tie with England: Gabriel Jesus.
Neymar, who became the world’s most expensive player when he made a €222 million switch from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, is fourth on Brazil’s all-time goalscorers list with a tally of 53 goals.
The 25-year-old has been under intense media scrutiny since his high-profile move to Paris and could move level on goals with third-placed Romario if he scores a brace against Gareth Southgate’s England at Wembley.
Romario, who starred for Brazil at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, scored 55 goals for the national side while footballing legend Pele tops the list with 77 goals to his name. The PSG man is expected to overhaul Pele as well in the near future, considering that he has at least eight years of international football left in him.
The Three Lions, who have seen a number of established stars withdraw from the squad citing injuries, will be fielding a relatively inexperienced side against the South American giants and that will work in the favour of Neymar and Co.
Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling are just a few names that will be missing from Tuesday’s clash and despite a creditable 0-0 draw with reigning World Cup champions Germany, the hosts are definitely the underdogs.
Tite’s men, who cantered past Japan 3-1 on Friday, will approach Tuesday’s tie at Wembley full of confidence and are heavy favourites to clinch the win.
After dominating the South American qualifiers, the five-time World Cup champions are expected to be major contenders for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with will be held in Russia.