Neymar considering Brazil retirement after the World Cup 2022

Neymar of Brazil against Peru in Copa America
Neymar of Brazil against Peru in Copa America / IMAGO

The PSG star feels that next year’s world Cup could be his last with the national team.

Brazil star Neymar is considering hanging up his boots after the 2022 FIFA World Cup at Qatar.

The PSG superstar is cited as one of the best players in the world at the moment and his contribution to the Brazilian national team has been immense over the years.

Having led La Selecao to the Confederation Cup and Olympic Gold medal, the World Cup is still missing in his trophy cabinet.

Neymar starred in the 2014 and 2018 World Cup campaigns but Brazil fell short in both the editions.

Now, the former Barcelona star has made a shocking revelation that the next year’s World Cup at Qatar could be the end of his journey with the national team.

Neymar said (h/t Goal): “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 any more.

“So I’ll do everything to turn up well, do everything to win with my country, to realise my greatest dream since I was little. And I hope I can do it.”

Neymar, who has amassed 69 goals for La Selecao, is only eight goals behind Brazilian legend Pele in the all-time scorers list and has a great chance to better the record.

The PSG star also broke down when Brazil fell short against Argentina in the Copa America 2021 finals. 

Neymar has been off to a slow start to the new season, scoring 1 goal and providing 2 assists in 5 Ligue 1 games.