He’s been featured regularly on these pages and the stage is now set for one of the stars of soccer. Neymar has won everything in the domestic game and only the biggest prize in international soccer eludes him.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker now has an opportunity to put the record straight. The 2022 FIFA World Cup is about to kick off and Neymar’s Brazilian team is expected to go deep into the tournament.
If they are to win it, Brazil will need Neymar to be at his brilliant best.
The World Cup offers players of Neymar’s quality the opportunity to win a number of awards. Firstly, there is the World Cup itself with the trophy given to the winning team at the conclusion of the tournament.
Individual forwards can also aim for the Golden Boot. This is a trophy handed to the player scoring the most goals in the World Cup and it was won in 2018 by England’s Harry Kane.
For the 2022 World Cup, Kane starts as the favorite for the trophy once again. According to betting sites in Qatar and those around the world, the English captain is just ahead of the French forward Kylian Mbappe.
Neymar then follows as one of four joint favorites along with Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi. The markets in question are supplied by sources attached to ArabianBetting.com. They will be in place in the lead up to the World Cup and, after a ball is kicked, they will change over to the live platforms.
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In short, it’s a betting site that can be used to follow Neymar and his Brazilian team throughout the World Cup.
Those same betting markets make Brazil favorites to win the World Cup this year. They are the most successful team in the history of the competition, and they are backed to make it six overall titles in Qatar.
The biggest challenges are expected to come from Argentina, Germany, England, and the defending champions France.
In the opening stages, Brazil has been drawn into Group G along with Serbia, Switzerland, and Cameroon. Potentially, this is a tricky section: Switzerland has been climbing the FIFA World Rankings in recent years, although some of their best players are reaching the end of their respective careers.
Cameroon has enjoyed some level of success in previous World Cups and famously beat Argentina back in 1990. Serbia is one of the newer nations and is something of an unknown quantity in that respect.
There could be some tough assignments, but Brazil is the strongest team in the section. Two sides progress from each group so, even if there is a surprise in store, there is some margin for error.
Can Neymar and Brazil go all the way?
There are two separate questions to answer: Can Brazil win the World Cup and will Neymar claim the Golden Boot as the tournament’s leading goal scorer?
Starting with player, Neymar has an impressive haul of 75 goals in his first 121 international matches. That’s an excellent return and one that compares well with his playing rivals at the World Cup.
During the tournament in Qatar, Neymar will be aiming to go past Pele’s overall national record of 77.
One player doesn’t make a team. Every single member of the Brazil squad will have a role to play at this year’s World Cup but, if Neymar is in top-scoring form, he can drive himself and his side to the big trophies.