The friendly A match between South Korea and Brazil was held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the afternoon of the 2nd. Brazil, the world’s No. 1 player, drew much attention by visiting Everland and Namsan Tower even before the match. In Korea and Brazil, players from both teams shook hands and greeted each other before the match. Captain Son Heung-min exchanged a simple gift with Neymar, hugged lightly and greeted him with a smile.
Since then, the game has been played fiercely. In the second half, Son Heung-min collapsed due to a rough foul by a Brazilian defender to Brazil defender’s rough foul. Neymar came directly to Son Heung-min, who complained of pain. Neymar looked at Son Heung-min’s worried expression. After a while, Son Heung-min knelt down and grabbed Neymar’s wrist, who was genuinely worried about him. It was a scene in which Neymar responded to Neymar’s worries even if he didn’t say anything.
Even after the game, Son Heung-min and Neymar encouraged each other with a hot hug. Fans who watched the two players hug cheered. Neymar succeeded in both penalty kicks against South Korea and played a leading role in the 5-1 victory. Son Heung-min was blocked by pressure defense by Brazil’s Alves and Marcinos. In the 36th minute of the second half, he showed a sharp shot from the right outside of the penalty area and played full-time. 스포츠토토
Son Heung-min also expressed expectations for the match against Neymar ahead of the match against Brazil. After calling up the national team on the 30th of last month, Son Heung-min said, “Neymar is the best player in the world. “I try to be the best player in the world,” he said. “There are many good players in Brazil. We also have to show the performance we have to show. “I’m looking forward to it because there are world-class players in Brazil.”
Son Heung-min and Neymar, who follow the Brazilian Football Association, held each other’s uniforms and smiled brightly after the match. Son Heung-min’s Tottenham teammate Emerson also arranged for Son Heung-min and Neymar to exchange uniforms. Meanwhile, the national soccer team will play four A-matches, starting with the match against Brazil on the 2nd, against Chile on the 6th, against Paraguay on the 10th, and Egypt on the 14th.