During PSG’s 2-1 victory over Strasbourg, Neymar was shown a red card in the 62nd minute of the match. According to Goal, once Neymar entered the tunnel at Parc des Princes, he exited the stadium rather than waiting for his teammates to finish the game and leave together.
The song “Goal” draws parallels between Neymar’s play and that of Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo’s departure from Manchester United resulted in a temporary suspension from the club’s first team. Because of their unprofessional behavior, CR7 came under severe scrutiny. The team’s head coach, Erik ten Hag, has instructed all of the players to remain until the end of the match in order to watch and cheer for their teammates.
The celebrity who was born in 1992 is going through a hard patch right now. When the Brazilian team was ousted by Croatia in the quarterfinals, he choked back his disappointment painfully. Neymar was shown a second yellow card for a foul that he committed during the encounter in Strasbourg.
Neymar’s play in the final half an hour put Paris Saint-Germain in a precarious position. Only ten people were on the home team, thus it was difficult for them to organize an ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ. In spite of this, PSG was awarded a penalty in the 90th minute plus six extra seconds thanks to a timely flash by Kylian Mbappe. PSG came away victorious, 2-1, thanks to the efforts of their French player, who scored the game-winning goal.
Neymar was able to flee the scene of the crime thanks to Mbappe’s goal, even if Paris Saint-Germain did not prevail. When Neymar was ejected from the game, Coach Christopher Galtier was visibly unhappy. The captain of PSG stated that the referee made a very major error in giving Neymar his first yellow card for the game. Regarding the circumstances surrounding Neymar, coach Galtier declined to comment.
This year at Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar has been playing at a very high level. The Brazilian international had played 15 matches in Ligue 1, during which he scored 11 goals and gave 10 assists. Neymar has contributed 14 goals and 13 assists for Paris Saint-Germain in all competitions.
Brazil has three days of national mourning for Pele
Three days of national mourning were designated by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and seven days of grief were observed in Santos, where Pele spent the most of his playing career.
President Bolsonaro stated in a brief statement on his personal Twitter: “I’m sorry to hear of the passing of a guy who once used football to popularize Brazil around the world. Football became art and joy because to him. God bless the family and receive Pele with unending love.”
Mr. Bolsonaro announced a three-day national mourning period and stated that the ceremony to honor Pele will begin at 10:00 a.m. Santos club’s house, Vila Belmiro, will be open for 24 hours on Monday, January 2, Sao Paulo time. The legend, who passed away at the age of 82, will be open to visitors.
Only Pele’s family members attended his funeral, which was held on January 3 at the Ecumenical Necropolis in Santos City.
From 1956 through 1974, Pele played for the Santos club for 18 years. After his passing on December 29, the city made the decision to observe seven days of mourning. Santos also modified his social media profile photo, which now resembles a crown with downward-pointing light rays. The photograph has the inscription “Edson Arantes do Nascimento 1940 – 2022” in the lower left corner.
Pele was given the full name Edson Arantes do Nascimento when he was born on October 23, 1940, in Tres Coracoes, state of Minas Gerais. With 1,279 goals in 1,363 games, including friendlies, Pele was formerly classified as the all-time leading goal scorer by Guinness World Records. With Brazil in 1958, 1962, and 1970, he is also the only player in history to have captured the World Cup three times.
Pele passed away on December 29 after receiving treatment for colon cancer, renal failure, and heart failure at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Outside of Europe, no players received the Ballon d’Or during his playing career. However, France Football magazine later asserted that Pele would win seven Ballon d’Ors if a non-European player had won the prize.