THE NEYMAR CHALLENGE
FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia will be remembered for many spectacular goals and saves. Not to forget the dozens of things that happened for the first time — from defending champions Germany’s exit at the group stage to Japan qualifying in the Round of 16 owing to fair play rule. But one particular thing that gained maximum attention in this edition of the world cup apart from probably Diego Maradona’s plethora of high-end emotions was Neymar Jr’s rolling on the ground.
From the day of Brazil’s opening match, Neymar’s dives and rolls on the pitch set Netizens ROFL-ing. While initially, they thought it was more of him doing yoga, by the second and third matches — it went viral, with not just Netizens trolling him online but even kids around the world mimicking the Neymar act on soccer fields.
And if that was not enough, Belgium booted out Brazil from the tournament in the quarter-finals with a 2-1 win. But tweeple are still not done with the Latin American skipper. With #NeymarChallenge, now users around the world are posting videos to find out who did it better!
#NeymarChallenge en Directo a Rusia.
Nuestros sublimes dotes histriónicos a las 7 de la mañana.@PaolaRojas @daniellemx_ @VIVImartinez01 @EnriqueBurak @TD_Deportes https://t.co/gb07acV5O0 pic.twitter.com/p8Xi98hdW6
— Guillermo Schutz (@memo_schutz) July 6, 2018
— Arpu🙌 (@AptArpit) July 7, 2018
— DavoT (@davwvod) July 7, 2018
— ElbaJiménezHummelsNadalG (@elbajimenez9) July 7, 2018
Neymar Challenge pic.twitter.com/IR2uIafg5l
— Sergio Cárdenas (@sergiocardenasl) July 6, 2018