Superstitious Neymar flies his Parisian hairdresser to Doha to give him a new short peroxide style for his Brazil comeback… after scoring two against last 16 opponents South Korea when he last looked like this!
- Neymar flew his Parisian hairdresser to Doha and asked him to dye his hair
- Neymar missed Brazil’s games against Switzerland and Cameroon due to injury
- The 30-year-old is looking to make his return to the World Cup this later evening
- Brazil take on South Korea in their last-16 tie at Stadium 974 in Qatar on Monday
- He previously scored two goals against South Korea when he had blond hair
Neymar flew his Parisian hairdresser to Doha and asked him to dye his hair blond ahead of Brazil’s last-16 clash with South Korea.
Neymar missed Brazil’s games against Switzerland and Cameroon after suffering an ankle injury in their opening fixture against Serbia, but he is hoping to return today.
Neymar – who is known for being superstitious – has decided to change his hairstyle for Brazil’s upcoming game as he previously scored two goals against South Korea while blond.
Neymar flew his Parisian hairdresser to Doha and asked him to dye his hair blond (above)
Neymar previously scored two goals against South Korea while donning blond hair (above)
Brazil lost 1-0 to Cameroon in their final group match. However, that did not affect their place in the knockout stages of the tournament.
Brazil will face South Korea in an elimination match with the winner to make the quarter finals of the 2022 World Cup.
Team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said it was possible that Neymar would return for the clash while coach Tite simply replied ‘yes’ when asked on Sunday if he will play.
Neymar’s hairdresser, Nariko, is under the assumption that the 30-year-old star will play against South Korea.
Neymar (above) donned his natural hair colour for Brazil’s opening game against Serbia
He gave Neymar a fresh trim ahead of the game and dyed his hair blond before writing the following caption on Instagram.
He said: ‘The brabo with a new look for the return, go with everything brother @neymarjr #ousadia May God bless you and our national team novo’.
This is not the first time Neymar has made a bold statement by changing his hairstyle for an important game.
Neymar showed off drastic new pink hair in February 2020 before Paris Saint-Germain played against Montpellier.
Neymar had to go off in the 80th minute of Brazil’s opening World Cup group stage fixture
Neymar suffered the injury following this challenge from Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic
The Brazilian was then forced to shave his head and sport a more traditional look after it started to fade.
He has also sported a mohawk on more occasions than one – having donned the hair style while playing for Santos and Brazil.
Neymar is hoping his latest hairstyle will bring him and his team success during their last-16 tie with South Korea.
Brazil and South Korea have played against each other seven times in international friendlies. However, this evening’s game marks their first competitive fixture.
Neymar sported pink hair before featuring for Paris Saint-Germain against Montpellier in 2020
Brazil will feel confident heading into the game after winning six out of their seven previous fixtures with their most recent triumph coming in June.
Additionally, Neymar’s side are more experienced when it comes to the knockout stages of a tournament.
South Korea have not reached the knockout stage of a tournament since 2010 – when they were beaten by Uruguay in the last-16.