To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK

Neymar Expects 2022 World Cup To Be His Last, Cites Mental Health Issues In Emotional Interview

Nasir Jabbar

Published 

Neymar Expects 2022 World Cup To Be His Last, Cites Mental Health Issues In Emotional Interview

Featured Image Credit: PA/DAZN

Neymar has revealed he expects the 2022 World Cup to be his LAST, citing mental health issues in an emotional interview.

The 29-year-old represented Brazil at the 2014 World Cup on home soil and in Russia four years later.

But he has admitted that the winter World Cup next year in Qatar will be his last, saying he's unsure if he will have the strength of mind to deal with football after 2022.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar told DAZN via Goal: "I think it's my last World Cup.

"I see it as my last because I don't know if I have the strength of mind to deal with football any more.

"So, I'll do everything to turn up well, do everything to win with my country, to realise my greatest dream since I was little.

"And I hope I can do it."

Neymar has been the poster boy for Brazilian football ever since he burst onto the scene at Santos, which earned him a big move to Barcelona.

The forward will be 34 when the World Cup heads to Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Though it seems unlikely he will strut his stuff on football's biggest stage in 2026.

Topics: Football, Neymar, World Cup, Brazil

Nasir Jabbar
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Football

Wesley Fofana looked to be in tears as he went off injured, fans are worried

an hour ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

'He's a walking cheat code!' - Erling Haaland needs just seven minutes to score against FC Copenhagen

2 hours ago