FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia will be remembered for many spectacular goals and saves. Not to forget the dozens of things that happened for the first time — from defending champions Germany’s exit at the group stage to Japan qualifying in the Round of 16 owing to fair play rule. But one particular thing that gained maximum attention in this edition of the world cup apart from probably Diego Maradona’s plethora of high-end emotions was Neymar Jr’s rolling on the ground.
From the day of Brazil’s opening match, Neymar’s dives and rolls on the pitch set Netizens ROFL-ing. While initially, they thought it was more of him doing yoga, by the second and third matches — it went viral, with not just Netizens trolling him online but even kids around the world mimicking the Neymar act on soccer fields.
And if that was not enough, Belgium booted out Brazil from the tournament in the quarter-finals with a 2-1 win. But tweeple are still not done with the Latin American skipper. With #NeymarChallenge, now users around the world are posting videos to find out who did it better!
#NeymarChallenge en Directo a Rusia.
Nuestros sublimes dotes histriónicos a las 7 de la mañana.@PaolaRojas @daniellemx_ @VIVImartinez01 @EnriqueBurak @TD_Deportes https://t.co/gb07acV5O0 pic.twitter.com/p8Xi98hdW6
— Guillermo Schutz (@memo_schutz) July 6, 2018
— Arpu🙌 (@AptArpit) July 7, 2018
— DavoT (@davwvod) July 7, 2018
— ElbaJiménezHummelsNadalG (@elbajimenez9) July 7, 2018
— しんじょう君🌏🃏7/5-8パリ14東京 (@susaki_city_PR) July 6, 2018
Neymar Challenge pic.twitter.com/IR2uIafg5l
— Sergio Cárdenas (@sergiocardenasl) July 6, 2018
— Vinz ⚽🏆🇧🇪🇸🇳🇫🇷 (@vinzradio) July 6, 2018
— Eduardo Fuentes Silva (@fuentesilva) July 6, 2018
— Andrés Islas (@CapsNarrador) July 7, 2018
— Nava Bihani (@navabihani9) July 7, 2018
— sikandar thakur (@sikandar_rt) July 7, 2018
Lamentamos que #Brazil quede eliminado! Este no fue un #mundial para los sudamericanos lamentablemente! Sin embargo nos queda los buenos momentos y por supuesto el #NeymarChallenge #Neymar #NeymarDramaQueen #WorldCup2018 #Mundial2018 #MundialRusia2018 #FIFA18WorldCup 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/m7InU1prDa
— Sasha Gabor (@sasha_gabor) July 7, 2018
— Iñaki Alvarez (@inakialvarez) July 5, 2018
— Paraic Collins (@ParaicCollins) July 5, 2018
The five-time champions bid adieu from Kazan on Friday, scoring just one goal. And as their run in the race came to an end, Neymar has scored just two goals at FIFA World Cup 2018.
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