Brazil attacking midfielder Kaka, who is on the verge of becoming the country’s leading goalscorer in FIFA World Cup qualifying, believes Neymar will just break the record sooner rather than later anyway. The Orlando City footballer has been called up for Brazil’s upcoming qualifiers due to the injury sustained by Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho. Kaka currently has 10 goals in World Cup qualifiers and just needs two more to overtake current holders Romario and Zico, who have 11 each. 

“It will mean a lot to me. If I score two goals now and become the all-time scorer of the qualifiers in a team with so many great players at a high level, it will mean a lot to me,” Kaka, 2002 World Cup winner, was quoted as saying by goal.com on Tuesday. 

“I have been aware of this feat since the 2010 qualifiers but didn’t know how many I needed. Now I know I need two, but then Neymar will come and run away with it anyway,” the former AC Milan star said. Despite scoring 46 goals for the national team since his debut in 2010, Neymar has never played in a World Cup qualifier due to Brazil’s automatic qualification for hosting the 2014 tournament. Even if 33-year-old Kaka breaks the record in the games against Chile and Venezuela, 23-year-old Neymar will still have a long way to go before reaching the feat.

  • SHARE
    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    Mohammad Hafeez Reported For Suspect Bowling Action Again

    Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez has been reported for a suspect bowling action once again. The off-spinner was reported for a suspect action by match officials...

    Here’s The Daily Sports Round Up From Around The Globe On 19th October, 2017

    Here is Sportzwiki’s daily news round-up, featuring top sports news from around the world, on 19th October 2017. Here’s all the news from sporting...

    David Warner Reveals Why He Asked Rohit Sharma To Talk English

    Three years after being involved in a heated exchange with Rohit Sharma, Australia's star David Warner has revealed why he told the India opener to...

    SA vs BAN 2nd ODI: Every Team Lacks An AB de Villiers: Mashrafe Mortaza

    If Bangladesh were hoping for a respite in the third One-Day International against South Africa on Wednesday (October 18) after being thoroughly outplayed in the...

    South Africa Vs Bangladesh 2017: AB De Villiers Is A Destroyer – Mashrafe Mortaza

    Doubting champions is never the sensible thing to do especially in a sport like cricket, which thrives on the brilliance of champions. One such...