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Neymar and Son swap shirts as Brazil star scores twice in South Korea to close in on Pele’s goalscoring record

NEYMAR and Son-Heung Min gave each other respect by swapping shirts after Brazil’s 5-1 victory over South Korea.

Both men were all smiles as they held each other’s shirts in the locker room after the final whistle on Thursday.


Neymar and Son-Heung Min swapped shirts after Brazil’s 5-1 win over South KoreaCredit: Instagram / @neymarjr
Neymar's two strikes saved him four goals from Brazil's all-time top scorer Pele


Neymar’s two strikes saved him four goals from Brazil’s all-time top scorer Pele1 credit
Neymar scored twice from the penalty spot in the 5-1 thrashing


Neymar scored twice from the penalty spot in the 5-1 thrashingCredit: AP

And Tottenham star Son beamed from ear to ear despite the brutal scoreline in Seoul.

But Neymar’s smile was even wider after closing in on Pele’s goalscoring record for Brazil.

The Paris Saint-Germain ace netted two penalties to send the Samba Boys to victory in the South Korean capital.

Neymar now has 73 goals for his country.

And it’s fair FOUR hits the all-time top scorer and world footballing legend, Pele.

Meanwhile, more goals in Korea from Premier League trio Richarlison, Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus ensured it was a night to remember for Brazil.

Everton striker Richarlison opened the scoring at the Seoul World Cup stadium after just seven minutes.

But South Korea leveled the terms after half an hour through Bordeaux’s Hwang Ui-jo, sending the home fans wild.

Pelé has the most goals for Brazil with 77


Pelé has the most goals for Brazil with 77Credit: AFP


However, Brazil regained the lead moments before the break after Neymar netted the first of his two penalties.

Neymar then made it 3-1 just before the hour mark with another precise kick.

And Aston Villa playmaker Coutinho entered the action with a strike in the 80se minute.

But there was still time for Man City’s Jesus to join in the fun as he scored seconds from the game.

Neymar was delighted with Brazil’s performance, and he also reserved special praise for the standing ovation they received from the South Korean crowd.

Neymar beamed: “It was phenomenal. I did not expect this reaction.

But Son was disappointed in front of his country TENTH successive participation in the World Cup.

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The South Korean icon said: “Brazil were strong as a team and also as individuals.

“It was a disappointing night for the fans and the players, but it was a good opportunity for us to learn ahead of the World Cup.”