Singapore (dpa) - Brazil's superstar Neymar has made the leap into the illustrious club of the 100s and thus reached another milestone in his successful career.
In a 1-1 (1-1) friendly against Senegal, the 27-year-old striker of French football champion Paris Saint-Germain completed his 100th international match for the record-breaking World Champion. He is the only seventh player of the Seleção, who cracked this mark. Brazilian national record player is 142-man Cafu.
Neymar played in Singapore as well as Coutinho from Bayern Munich, who was replaced in the 72nd minute, from the beginning and played through. Roberto Firmino scored the 1-0 win of Champions League winners FC Liverpool in the ninth minute before Famara Diedhiou equalized a penalty kick in first-half stoppage time. Neymar missed his 62nd international goal when a free kick from him (69.) went just over the goal.
"I am very happy to reach this mark. In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined that could happen, "Neymar had said before the game, when he was handed a jersey with a 100 and his name. Neymar had only returned in early September in a 2-2 draw against Colombia after a three-month break in the selection with a goal.
In summer, the star striker had made headlines with his change request from the team with coach Thomas Tuchel to his old club FC Barcelona. The transfer did not materialize. He has resigned himself to that. "I'll give 100 percent to do great things," Neymar said.
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