Richarlison has garnered over four million Instagram followers since scoring twice in Brazil’s 2-0 World Cup win over Serbia.
On Thursday night, the Tottenham Hotspur striker helped Tite’s team to a Group H victory. Following a cagey first half, Richarlison handed Brazil the lead shortly after the hour mark as Vanja Milinkovic-Savic deflected Vinicius Jr.’s shot into his path.
Richarlison scored his second goal of the game 11 minutes later with an incredible acrobatic attempt.
Richarlison initially struggled to keep a floating outside-the-boot cross from Vinicius within the box under control. The 25-year-old made a slight adjustment to his physique before soaring into the air and delivering a magnificent volley.
Joga Bonito had reached its pinnacle. Richarlison’s social media popularity is rapidly growing, and the strikes have catapulted him onto the international spotlight.
According to his fans, at the beginning of the competition, around 8 million people were following Richarlison. Since getting his brace, he has gained over 13 million followers on the micro blogging platform.
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We’re not sure what else could indicate, if anything, that the World Cup is the biggest stage in sports.
He told reporters at full-time saying: “Richarlison is fantastic. 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.”
Meanwhile, Richarlison follows back an influencer named Cat Dantas, who proposed to him after he scored a spectacular goal at the Qatar World Cup.
Cat Dantas, a 17-year-old media influencer, proposed to Brazilian player Richarlison via Instagram after Thursday’s World Cup match against Serbia.
She took to Instagram and said : “Richarlison is so much my man, I’m going to marry Richarlison. Man, I’m going to put his picture on my wallpaper. “I’m going to put the picture of him dancing like one on my background. “I love him”— She added
Richarlison later spotted her Instagram message and followed her back on Instagram.