Neymar has revealed he’s not 100 per cent sure if he’ll play for Brazil again after their surprise World Cup exit.
The Qatar 2022 favorites withdrew from the competition on Friday afternoon as they lost their 1-0 lead in extra time and were beaten on penalties by Croatia.
Neymar got on the scoresheet in the first half of extra time after the game was tied up at 0-0 after 90 minutes.
And his strike put him level with Brazilian legend Pelé’s record 77 goals for their nation.
The Paris Saint-Germain star had thought his 105th-minute effort was enough to see his country through to the semi-finals, but Bruno Petkovic stepped in to cancel out his goal, which led to Croatia winning victory on penalties.
The Brazilian superstar was also unable to take his country’s fifth free-kick as teammates Rodrygo and Marquinhos missed their penalty kicks to send the Selecao home early.
Neymar was in tears as he and his teammates watched in shock as Croatia celebrated.
And now the ex-Barcelona star has admitted he is unable to confirm whether he will be donning the yellow jersey again.
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When asked if he would play for his country again after the match, Neymar replied: “Honestly, I don’t know.
“I think talking now is bad because of the heat of the moment. Maybe I’m not thinking well.
“I want to take this time to think about it, to think about what I want for myself. I won’t close the door to play with Brazil, nor am I saying 100% that I’ll be back.”
If the loss to Croatia marks Neymar’s last game for his country, it will mean the star will end his international career with 77 goals in 124 appearances since 2010.
The 30-year-old has also played in three World Cups for his country.
The Netherlands were also knocked out of the tournament on Friday, with the Dutch losing on penalties to Argentina.
This means Croatia and Argentina will now meet after each snatching a place in the semi-finals on death.
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