It’s an exciting moment for the Brazilian national team. Since the appointment of manager Tite back in June of 2016, the Canarinho have won eight straight qualifiers by a combined scoreline of 24-2. Victories over the likes of Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina and Uruguay saw them become the first nation — outside of the hosts, Russia — to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
So it took Neymar three tries to score, big deal. He was like 60 yards away from the goal and I'm not entirely sure about the wind situation in Los Angeles that day.
You know you've made it as an athlete when someone shuts down a major street so you can try to do a mostly pointless sports thing for talk show entertainment purposes. Neymar is definitely working his way up that most famous athletes list.