Watch: Neymar’s doppelganger takes FIFA World Cup 2022 by storm as Brazil followers go loopy | Soccer Information
The Brazilian footballer Neymar’s doppelganger garnered a number of consideration in Qatar whereas the true Neymar was therapeutic from an harm sustained on the FIFA World Cup 2022. After a quick however turbulent keep in Qatar, Eigon Oliveira, who refers to himself as “Neymar’s doppelganger,” was returning to his native Brazil.
Not going to lie, I assumed it was him too… _ #FIFAWorldCup #Qatar2022 pic.twitter.com/c30zBsVYNP
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 5, 2022
Oliveira wore the Brazil star’s coaching swimsuit, sun shades, cap, and beard, making it very troublesome to inform the 2 aside with the bare eye. His public appearances wreaked mayhem in a literal sense. Moreover, he appeared to share tattoos with Neymar, and he often travelled with a companion who was a workers member of the Brazilian soccer federation.
When Oliveira visited Doha and bought a big following, a Puma retailer there was pressured to quickly shut. Till every part settled down, he needed to be delivered to the rear of the store. When the doppelganger attended one in every of Brazil’s World Cup video games, there was additional issues since throngs of individuals pressed as much as seize an autograph and an image. Earlier than the sport, a number of Brazil gamers on the sector glanced as much as observe what was taking place.
Safety finally led the impersonator away. For Oliveira, enjoying Neymar has grow to be a job. He has impersonated the athlete whereas visiting international locations all around the world, together with France, the place Neymar represents Paris Saint-Germain. He receives compensation for his appearances and for doubling for the athlete in commercials. He claims to have met Neymar a number of instances whereas filming a few of his commercials, and the participant was okay with him enjoying the function of his lookalike.