Richarlison has garnered four million new Instagram followers following his spectacular bicycle kick goal for Brazil against Serbia.
The 25-year-old was responsible for both of Brazil’s goals in its 2-0 victory over Serbia on Thursday.
In the 62nd minute, Richarlison scored the opening goal for the 2022 World Cup favorites.
After 11 minutes, the Tottenham forward scored a goal that was a strong contender for tournament goal of the year.
Richarlison took a touch with his left foot, then acrobatically volleyed the ball past Vanja Milinkovic-Savic while in the air with his right foot.
Brazil’s No. 9 displayed to the world why head coach Tite chose him to lead the line over players like Gabriel Jesus and Rodrygo with an astounding display of individual excellence.
Let’s take a time to savor the goal once more while we’re here:
“Richarlison is fantastic,” Tite told reporters after the match.
“You can see how he controls the ball. In the second half he created a lot of space.”
“He calmed down a bit, and then he was more accurate in his deliveries.”
Brazil is the favorite to win the competition given the caliber of their 26-man roster. Despite Dragan Stojkovic’s team qualifying ahead of Portugal, Serbia was no simple opponent.
“Serbia was very, very good,” Tite continued. “They were very fast in the first half.”
“They are a team that beat Portugal in the qualification and who played continuously well in the qualification.”
“Serbia are a good team, and we managed to control them in both halves.”
What the Brazilian said about his goal
Richarlison spoke about the incredible goal, his 19th in 39 Selecao appearances, and revealed that he had been preparing it in Brazil’s pre-tournament training camp.
“I scored a similar one in training when we were in Italy and today I had the opportunity to hit one on the volley and it came off,” he remarked.
“I said during the week that it was difficult to break through their block.”
“I am used to playing in games like that in England, h said, “where teams tend to sit back, so I knew if I got the opportunity I needed to take it.”
How many Instagram followers did Richarlison gain?
Since scoring probably the best goal of his career thus far, Richarlison has increased his Instagram following to a stunning four million, according to ESPN.
Around 8 million people were following Richarlison at the beginning of the competition. This has increased to 11 million followers since getting his brace.
The forward currently has a whopping 12.8 million Instagram followers.
It still demonstrates the impact of the World Cup, even though Richarlison has a long way to go before he catches up Cristiano Ronaldo, who has an astounding 504 million Instagram followers.
Indeed, the world’s most popular football event, watched by billions of people, never disappoints.
When will Brazil’s next game be?
On Monday, Richarlison and his Brazil teammates will play again when they take on Switzerland. Switzerland is presently tied for first place in Group G after defeating Cameroon 1-0.
On December 2, Brazil will play Cameroon in their final group game.
Will Richarlison win the Golden Boot in the World Cup?
Richarlison will probably have a good chance of winning the prestigious Golden Boot award at the end of the tournament if Brazil performs up to expectations over the upcoming weeks.
One of only seven players to have scored two or more goals at the 2022 World Cup is the Premier League star.
Only Ecuadorian Enner Valencia had scored three goals in Qatar up to Saturday afternoon’s France vs. Denmark clash.