Neymar names his two favourite England players before the World Cup

  • Neymar reveals his two favourite England players before the World Cup.

Neymar names his two favourite England players before the World Cup
Neymar names his two favourite England players before the World Cup

Neymar, the standout player for Brazil, has admitted he is a tremendous fan of two England players, but only one of them will be competing in the World Cup in Qatar.

The star of Paris Saint-Germain is travelling to Qatar with the intention of winning the competition and securing his place among the game’s all-time greats, but England might stand in their way.

Last Thursday, Three Lions head coach Gareth Southgate revealed his 26-man squad that will represent England at the World Cup.

It features players like Jordan Pickford, Declan Rice and Grealish, with all of them keen to avenge their Euro 2020 final heartbreak against Italy last summer with a win in Qatar over the next month.

Like Brazil, England are considered to be one of the favourites to go all the way to the end and win the trophy on Sunday, 18 December.


Southgate has selected a group full of talent, and Neymar has named his two favourite players from England, despite one of them not making the 26-man list.

“I really like [Harry] Kane and [Jadon] Sancho,” he told The Telegraph. “They’re two incredible players and I have a special love for them because I like players that have their qualities.”

Harry Kane & Sancho

Sancho was left out of the England squad for this year’s World Cup, with the player still appearing to struggle to life in the Premier League at United.

The former Dortmund has made 22 international caps for his country but will have to wait longer to earn his next appearance.

On the other hand, if Kane scores three goals at the World Cup, he will surpass Wayne Rooney as England’s all-time leading scorer of goals. Kane will be one of the first names on the team sheet.

Neymar also spoke about who could win this year’s tournament. He said:

“The World Cup is full of surprises. You get teams that unexpectedly get very far even in the competition even if many don’t believe in them. But I believe the favourites are Argentina, Germany, Spain and France. “I really forgot about England but obviously they have a chance!”

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