Reveɑling the ‘ᴜnexpected’ reason behind Casemiro’s ‘strange behavior’ with Neymar

The Man Utd midfielder was seen repeatedly touching Neymar’s nose with his hand during Brazil’s 4-1 win over South Korea in the 2022 World Cup round of 16.

According to Marca, not less than once Casemiro tried to stuff something in Neymar’s nose. It seems that the action of the former Real Madrid star was planned in advance. In response, Brazil’s No. 10 followed suit. He even took the initiative to inhale what was brought up to his nose.


Brazilian newspaper UOL reveɑled that it is a type of fɑt that is used by professional players to apply to the chest to improve respiratory function. This substance allows them to release their stuffy nose and breathe better. When playing with high intensity, players often strᴜggle with breathing, almost only using their mouths. As a result, they get tired more easily.

Casemiro kept putting something up Neymar’s nose.

“What happened to Neymar and Casemiro?”, “What is Casemiro doing?” or “Dani Alves might be jealous”,… are some of the reactions of fans when witnessing Casemiro’s actions with Neymar.

The PSG star actively inhaled what was brought to his nose from his teammates’ hands.


The move shows that Brazilian teammates and doctors care a lot about Neymar’s health. In the tournament, coach Tite and his team set the ambition to win the championship, the condition of the striker born in 1992 needs to be taken care of. Before that, he missed 2 group matches due to injury and did not seem to have time to recover.

In the 4-1 victory over South Korea, Neymar marked his return from injury in an impressive way. He was awarded the starting position, played 80 minutes and scored 1 goal. Neymar’s goal was made on the penalty spot in the 13th minute, making it 2-0. In the rest of the time, he also created many opportunities for his teammates in the Asian representative confrontɑtion.

After the match, Neymar was awarded 8 points by EuroSport, equal to captain Thiago Silva, Casemiro, Vinicius and Richarlison. This is the highest point.


The goal against Korea was Neymar’s 76th goal for Brazil. He has the opportunity to equal or even break the record of Pele (77 goals), Brazil’s greatest goalscorer, when “Selecao” reached the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup.