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Neymar and Son swap shirts as the Brazilian star scores twice in South Korea to get closer to Pele’s goal record

NEYMAR and Son-Heung Min paid respects to each other by swapping shirts after Brazil’s 5-1 win over South Korea.

The couple smiled as they held up each other’s jerseys in the dressing room after Thursday’s final whistle.

Neymar and Son-Heung Min swapped shirts after Brazil's 5-1 win over South Korea

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Neymar and Son-Heung Min swapped shirts after Brazil’s 5-1 win over South KoreaPhoto credit: Instagram / @neymarjr
Neymar's two goals meant he was four goals away from Brazil's all-time top scorer Pele

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Neymar’s two goals meant he was four goals away from Brazil’s all-time top scorer PelePhoto credit: Rex
Neymar scored twice from the penalty spot in the 5-1 drubbing

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Neymar scored twice from the penalty spot in the 5-1 drubbingCredit: AP

And Tottenham star Son was beaming from ear to ear despite the brutal goal-line in Seoul.

But Neymar’s grin was even wider after he surpassed Pele’s goalscoring record for Brazil.

The Paris Saint-Germain ace had two penalties to send the Samba Boys to victory in the South Korean capital.

Neymar now has 73 goals for his country.

And he is fair FOUR knocks off top scorer of all time and global soccer legend Pele.

Meanwhile, more goals from Premier League trio Richarlison, Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus in Korea ensured a night to remember for Brazil.

Everton striker Richarlison opened the scoring at the Seoul World Cup Stadium after just seven minutes.

But South Korea equalized after half an hour through Bordeaux’s Hwang Ui-jo, causing excitement among the home crowd.

Pele has the most goals for Brazil with 77

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Pele has the most goals for Brazil with 77Photo credit: AFP

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However, Brazil regained the lead just before half-time after Neymar converted the first of his two penalties.

Neymar then made it 3-1 with another precise penalty just before the hour mark.

And Aston Villa playmaker Coutinho came on with a strike in the 80’sth Minute.

But Man City’s Jesus still had time to join the fun as he netted just seconds before the end of the game.

Neymar was delighted with Brazil’s performance and also praised the ovation from the South Korean crowd.

Neymar beamed: “It was phenomenal. I didn’t expect this reaction.”

But Son was disappointed in front of his country TENTH World Cup appearance in a row.

The South Korean icon said: “Brazil were strong as a team and also individually.

“It was a disappointing night for the fans and players, but it was a good opportunity for us to study ahead of the World Cup.”

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