“Popcorn Attack: Enraged Neymar Targeted by Angry Fan After Brazil Draw”

"Popcorn Attack: Enraged Neymar Targeted by Angry Fan After Brazil Draw"

Ney­mar, 31, was left seething after a bag of pop­corn, thrown by a livid sup­port­er, struck his head fol­low­ing Brazil’s stun­ning qual­i­fy­ing draw with Venezuela. 

The pop­corn pro­jec­tile made con­tact as the Al-Hilal for­ward entered the tun­nel at full-time, with Brazil’s 15-match home win­ning streak in World Cup qual­i­fy­ing end­ed by Eduard Bel­lo’s acro­bat­ic equalizer.

Whis­tles echoed around the Are­na Pan­tanal in Cuia­ba as Tite’s team, who led through Gabriel’s nod, failed to con­vert sev­er­al chances to wrap up a third suc­ces­sive road vic­to­ry in the marathon jour­ney to the expand­ed 48-team 2026 tour­na­ment. Venezuela cel­e­brat­ed secur­ing a first ever point on Brazil­ian soil, after Vini­cius Junior also saw a goal disallowed.

As boos rained down, Ney­mar stopped in his tracks to lock eyes with assailants in the stands. Grabbed before an alter­ca­tion could unfold, he man­aged two angry shouts towards the cul­prit. Tem­pers threat­ened to boil over before the 90 mil­lion euros sign­ing was dragged to the dress­ing room. Despite cre­at­ing Brazil’s open­er, the Paris Saint-Ger­main exile found no immu­ni­ty from crit­i­cism on a bit­ter night in Mato Grosso.

Brazil now sit behind table-top­ping Argenti­na ahead of a daunt­ing trip to Uruguay. Though he has one goal and three assists for new club Al-Hilal, Ney­mar remains hun­gry to Atone for Qual­i­fy­ing Draw and get his coun­try Back on track with a road Win over tough oppo­si­tion. The Saud­is resume their league cam­paign against Al-Khaleej as they aim to main­tain their sev­en-win start.

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