After the 4-1 thrashing of South Korea, in the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar, Richarlison was thrilled to find Ronaldo (watch below).
O Fenômeno did the pigeon dance, a characteristic celebration of the current number 9 shirt, and brought the current striker to tears.
“Wow, I’m speechless… I’m thrilled”, said Richarlison as soon as he met the idol.
In addition to extolling Richarlison’s individual performance, the former player insisted on teaching him how to dance: “There are still three games to go. He has to teach me the pigeon dance, he even made Tite dance”.
Ronaldo also joked with Richarlison saying that, in the event of a World Cup title, the number 9 shirt will have to be cut in the scallop.
“I’m going to charge the smudge, huh. After the title, the sixth… we’re not going to give a break to the haters”, he said — the Phenomenon made the cut in the semifinal of the 2022 World Cup, against Turkey, and left even the decision against the Germany.
With the hairstyle, the then striker scored the goal of the classification in the semifinals and even scored two in the final, enshrining the fifth championship.
the next challenge
Richarlison scored the third goal of the Brazilian victory and his third in the Cup. The number 9 had already scored two goals in his debut against Serbia and, now, is only behind Mbappé in the competition’s top scorer.
With Pombo in charge of the attack, Brazil will return to the field next Friday (9), at 12h (Brasília time), in Education City, for the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar.