Brazil star Neymar stated Sunday that the 2022 World Cup might be his final as he “doesn’t have the strength to put up with more football”.
“I think it will be my last World Cup,” the 29-year-old informed DAZN.
“I will play it like it is the last because I don’t know if I will still have the mental strength to put up with even more football.”
Neymar, who has performed in two World Cups and is his nation’s second prime scorer of all time behind Pele, might be 34 when the 2026 match rolls round.
“I will do everything to get to the 2022 World Cup in great shape and will do everything to win for my country, to fulfill my biggest dream since I was little,” added the Paris Saint-Germain star.
Neymar performed within the 2014 World Cup on dwelling soil and scored 4 objectives.
However, he was to undergo a again harm earlier than Brazil had been humiliated 7-1 by Germany within the semi-finals.
Four years later, in Russia, Brazil had been knocked out by Belgium within the quarter-finals.
So far, his worldwide honours have been restricted to the 2013 Confederations Cup and an Olympic gold medal in Rio in 2016.
Injury dominated him out of the 2019 Copa America which Brazil gained in addition to the 2021 version the place Argentina triumphed within the last.
Brazil are comfortably positioned to succeed in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar having gained all 9 of their qualifiers within the South American area to this point.