The biggest shock of the Qatar World Cup took place in the Education City on December 9th. A stubborn Croatian team led by Luka Modric knocked Brazil, the tournament favorites out on penalties. Big-name celebrities like Henry Cavill and Tom Cruise, ardent supporters of Brazil, won’t be pleased.
The entire match was a highlight reel of strings of saves by the Croatian goalie. Dominic Livakovic pulled out save after save from the Brazilian attacks. The match went to extra time with no goals from both sides. The samba hero, Neymar scored a goal only to be canceled out by a late equalizer of Bruno Petkovic.
Henry Cavill and other celebrities who supported the Brazilian soccer team in the past
The soccer World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events that take place every four years. Celebrities follow the trend by showing support for their favorite team. Brazil is undeniably the most successful team ever to grace the tournament. It is also the favorite team of many iconic celebrities.
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The list of celebrities, who has supported Brazil throughout the years, is insane. This elite list includes the likes of Henry Cavill, Tom Holland, Will Smith, Tom Cruise, Pitbull, Jamie Fox, and many more. Famous American singer Lady Gaga and One Direction’s Niall Fallon also supported the Brazilian National team in the past.
Brazilian soccer players who will miss the next World Cup
Many pundits and worldwide soccer fans predicted this World Cup to be Brazil’s tournament. Except for one shocking result in the group stage against Cameroon, Brazil was dangerously good. In the round of 16 matches, they demolished South Korea by a 4-1 score line. The stage was set to be a Brazil vs Argentina semi-final, but Croatia had other plans.
In 2021, the 30-year-old Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr hinted that Qatar could be his last World Cup. Former Real Madrid star midfielder Casemiro is also 30 and by the North American World Cup, he will be 34. It will surely be the last dance by the likes of evergreen Thiago Silva (38) and Dani Alves (39). Other than these names Manchester United’s Fred and Juve’s Danilo might also have played their last World Cups.