Neymar greets fans in Colombia ahead of WC qualifier
11 October 2021 | 2:27 pm
Brazil star Neymar greets fans in Barranquilla just before the World Cup qualifier against Colombia. Neymar said Sunday that the 2022 World Cup will be his last as he "doesn't have the strength to put up with more football".
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