Superstitious Neymar takes his Parisian hairdresser to Doha for a new peroxide short style for his return to Brazil…after scoring twice against tonight’s opponents South Korea, the last time he sported So!
- Neymar took his Parisian hairdresser to Doha and asked him to dye his hair
- Neymar missed Brazil’s matches against Switzerland and Cameroon due to injury
- The 30-year-old is looking to return to the World Cup this afternoon.
- Brazil faces South Korea in the round of 16 at Qatar’s 974 Stadium on Monday
- He previously scored two goals against South Korea when he had blonde hair.
Neymar took his Parisian hairdresser to Doha and asked him to dye his hair blonde before Brazil’s round of 16 clash with South Korea.
Neymar missed Brazil’s matches against Switzerland and Cameroon after picking up an ankle injury in their opener against Serbia, but hopes to return today.
Neymar, known for being superstitious, decided to change his hairstyle for Brazil’s next game, having previously scored two goals against South Korea when he was blond.
Neymar took his Parisian hairdresser to Doha and asked him to dye his hair blonde (above)
Neymar previously scored two goals against South Korea while wearing blonde hair (above)
Brazil lost 1-0 to Cameroon in their last group match. However, that did not affect their place in the round of 16 of the tournament.
Brazil will face South Korea in an elimination match with the winner to reach the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup.
Team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said it was possible Neymar would return for the clash while Coach Tite simply answered “yes” when asked Sunday if he would play.
Neymar’s hairdresser Nariko is under an assumption that the 30-year-old star will play against South Korea.
Neymar (above) donned his natural hair color for Brazil’s opening match against Serbia
She gave Neymar a new cut before the game and dyed her hair blonde before writing the following Instagram caption.
He said: ‘The brabo with a new look for the return, let’s go with everything brother @neymarjr #ousadia May God bless you and our new team’.
This isn’t the first time Neymar has made a bold statement by changing up his hairstyle for an important game.
Neymar showed off drastic new pink hair in February 2020 before Paris Saint-Germain played Montpellier.
Neymar had to leave in the 80th minute of the opening match of the group stage of the World Cup in Brazil
Neymar was injured after this tackle from Serbian defender Nikola Milenkovic
The Brazilian was then forced to shave his head and sport a more traditional look after it began to fade.
He has also sported a crest on more than one occasion, having donned the hairstyle while playing for Santos and Brazil.
Neymar hopes his latest hairstyle will bring success to him and his team during their round of 16 tie with South Korea.
Brazil and South Korea have met seven times in international friendlies. However, tonight’s match marks their first competitive meeting.
Neymar sported pink hair before playing for Paris Saint-Germain against Montpellier in 2020
Brazil will feel confident heading into the match after winning six of their previous seven matches and their most recent triumph in June.
Also, Neymar’s team has more experience when it comes to the round of 16 of a tournament.
South Korea has not reached the knockout stage of a tournament since 2010, when it was beaten by Uruguay in the round of 16.