Neymar lookalike fooled the security and the fans at the Stadium, thinking it was actually him
A Neymar impersonator successfully convinced the stadium security that he was the Brazilian superstar and was allowed entry to the field.
Without their hero, Brazil defeated Switzerland 1-0 on Monday. Casemiro’s late goal gave the Selecao its second straight victory.
After sustaining an ankle injury in Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Serbia, Neymar was told by the team doctor that he would miss the remaining two group matches.
An individual resembling the Paris Saint-Germain player was present, but he was watching the Switzerland match while resting and receiving treatment on his severely swollen right ankle.
The Neymar impersonator conned a steward by dressing in the official Brazil tracksuit and toting a Louis Vuitton washbag while sporting the same hair, beard, and tattoos.
Prior to the game, he was personally led down to the field at Stadium 974, where he posed for pictures with a few early-arriving spectators.
The video was published by the impersonator, @sosianey, and amassed an absurd 6.8 million views.
Neymar’s look-alike fooled the Qatari stadium security & got into restricted access on the pitch 😂😂😂
— ⋆𝗡𝗲𝘆𝗺𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲 🇧🇷 (@Neymoleque) November 30, 2022
He then watched the victory from the crowd and was eventually surrounded by admirers who believed he was the real Neymar.
Not just them but others also fell for it. The official World Cup broadcaster Fox Soccer tweeted a clip of a man they believed to be Neymar strolling around Doha.
They subsequently released an update informing their followers that they had “got got” and that Neymar had a “very convincing doppelgänger,” though, following a barrage of responses.
Against Serbia, Neymar was subjected to a number of forceful challenges, and it was a tackle from Nikola Milenkovic that led to his substitution for Antony in the 80th minute.
Due to recent ankle issues, the former Barcelona player and teammate Danilo won’t be able to play against Cameroon at the Lusail Stadium.
Nothing in my life has been simple, and I’ve always had to put in effort to achieve my aspirations, “After leaving the field in tears, Neymar posted something on Instagram.
“I have always assisted those in need and have never had any ill will against anyone.
I’m hurt, yes, it will hurt, but I’m confident I’ll get the chance to recover because I’ll do everything in my power to help my nation, my teammates, and myself.