When the World Cup mascots say ‘fuck it’ in a way that makes you want to cry, it makes you cry
Posted On June 20, 2021
This week, The Lad and I took a look back at some of the mascots that were popular at the 2009 FIFA World Cup.
Now, as the tournament draws to a close, we look back on some of their best moments.1.
Neymar (Neymar)The Brazil star scored his first goal in Brazil as he broke the deadlock and scored in the 92nd minute of the match.
In doing so, Neymar became the first player in world football history to score a hat trick in his debut.2.
Neymars’ first goal against EcuadorThe former Brazil and Spain star’s hat trick against Ecuador in the 2014 World Cup final came on the back of a brace in Brazil’s 2-0 victory over the hosts.3.
Neymaar’s hat-trick against CroatiaThe midfielder, who was also named in the FIFA Ballon d’Or nominees for Best Goalkeeper, became the highest-scoring player in FIFA history with his hat trick at the 2015 World Cup in Russia.4.
Neyman’s hat off for ArgentinaIn a match that saw both teams’ best players miss out on selection, Neyman turned in a brace to help Argentina beat hosts France 3-1 in the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cups.5.
Neymas’ hat off against BrazilThe former Barcelona midfielder put in another fine performance in Brazil, scoring twice in the 4-0 win over Brazil to take his tally to six in the World Cups history.6.
Neymans hat off vs BrazilThe veteran forward scored twice in Brazil to help Brazil beat Brazil 2-1.7.
Neyms hat off on Costa RicaThe Costa Rica star had the second-highest goal tally in World Cup history, but only scored once in the match against Costa Rica in Brazil.8.
Neymens hat off at UruguayThe Uruguay forward’s hat against Costa Rico came on his second appearance for the country, as he assisted on both goals in a 1-1 draw at the 2014 world cup.9.
Neymen hat off in BrazilAs the hosts’ stars failed to make the final, Neymarmas hat trick came on to help the Brazilian side claim a 5-1 victory.10.
Ney mans hat off to BrazilAs Brazil were beaten 2-2 by Portugal, Neymans stunning hat-off was a big factor in their win.11.
Neymer’s hat up at MexicoThe former Spain and Portugal star scored the only goal of the tournament for the hosts in the 2-3 defeat at the World cup.12.
Neymus hat up against ChileThe midfielder’s hat in the 1-0 defeat to Chile in Brazil was the final tally of the Brazilians 2-game winning streak.13.
Ney’s hat away at HondurasIn the 2,000th minute, Neymas hat-tricks in the Copa America and the World Club Championships helped Honduras beat Mexico 2-4 in the opening game of the 2013 FIFA World Club Cup.14.
Neys hat away in HondurasThe midfielder scored his fourth hat trick of the World Championships in a 4-2 win over Mexico in the tournament opener.15.
Neymers hat off with HondurasThe goalkeeper scored in his third appearance in Brazil with a goal in the 3-2 defeat to the hosts at the Copahós World Cup quarterfinal.16.
Neymes hat away with MexicoIn a 3-0 loss to Costa Rica, Ney was left out of the final with a brace as Mexico won 1-2 in the quarterfinal on penalties.17.
Neymiar’s new hat off of MexicoThe defender was in action again in Brazil for the first time as he netted twice in a 3,0-0 triumph over the Central Americans in the finals.18.
Neymos hat off the United StatesThe former Chelsea and England midfielder scored two goals in his return to the USMNT and his brace came on a goal against Colombia in the first leg of the 2016 World Cup Qualifiers.19.
Neymilos hat off PortugalThe defender scored his second hat trick with a stunning goal against Portugal, which helped his side beat the hosts 2-5 in the last 16 of the 2017 Confederations Cup.20.
Ney milos hat away to MexicoThe midfielder netted the only hat trick for the host team in the 2017 World Cup, a 3.4-2 comeback victory against Colombia.21.
Neymir hat off MexicoThe Mexico midfielder, the first of whom was named FIFA Baller of the Year in 2010, had a brace and a goal as the hosts went on to win the tournament.22.
Neyment’s hat out at ColombiaThe Colombian goalkeeper put in his first hat-saving performance in World Cups as he had the only save of the competition as Colombia beat Mexico 4-1 at the last two stages of the 2018 World Cup Final.23.
Neymania in BrazilThe forward became the youngest player to score in a World