Russia want to do something very special for Brazil striker Neymar. The authorities in Kazan have promised to give Brazil star Neymar land if he scores a hat-trick in the team’s World Cup quarter-final against Belgium.
“If he [Neymar] scores a hat-trick we will find a sponsor to give him a piece of land. Could you imagine what a buzz it would be to live next door to Neymar?” Kazan Mayor Ilsur Metshin was quoted by Russian news agency TASS as saying.
Neymar’s outstanding performance was praised but he was criticized too for his exaggerated reactions to fouls during World Cup matches. The 26-year-old attacker scored two goals in this World Cup and is still improving as the showpiece event progresses.
The Samba Boys have already arrived in Kazan to play the quarter-final against Belgium at Kazan Arena on July 6.
One of Russia’s 11 host cities, Kazan will hold its last World Cup game on Friday before saying goodbye to the tournament.