BRAZILIANS are known for their good footwork with the ball at their feet – but they’re obviously gifted off the ball too.
The most successful national team in World Cup history advanced to the quarter-finals with a 4-1 win over South Korea.
And after every goal, the Brazilian stars mesmerized fans with their dancing skills, which Manchester United legend Roy Keane was unimpressed by.
Find out below where the dances came from and what has been said about them…
Why is Brazil dancing to celebrate after scoring at the 2022 World Cup?
Dancing has been a tradition at Brazilian celebrations for many years when they hit the net.
But the 2022 World Cup got its first glimpse of the extravagant celebrations following Vinicius Jr.’s opening goal against South Korea.
The joyous first celebration that wowed fans at 974 Stadium was inspired by a popular TikTok in Brazil called Pagado do Birmbola.
Neymar coolly tucked in a penalty soon after, which resulted in the quartet of Vinicius Jr, Lucas Paqueta, Raphinha and Neymar performing a synchronized dance to Oz Crias da Selecao himself.
Crowds were treated to the same dance after Lucas Paqueta’s goal and the West Ham midfielder revealed his team-mates are doing it as a symbol of joy.
Paqueta said: “In the dance we symbolize the joy of scoring. We don’t do it disrespectfully, we don’t go in front of an opponent.”
But Richarlison’s orchestrated dance after his brilliant punch went viral the most because it’s from a funk song called Danca do Pigeon (Dance of the Pigeon), which even included manager Tite.
What did Roy Keane say about dancing?
Manchester United legend Roy Keane fumed about Brazil dancing after every goal scored.
Keane, 51, said: “Fantastic finish from Vinicius, great start to the game. But I’ve never seen so much dancing.
“I can’t believe what I’m seeing, I can’t believe what I’m seeing, it’s like watching Strictly [Come Dancing].
“I do not like that. People say it’s their culture. But I think that’s really disrespectful to the opposition.”
“It’s four goals and they get it every time.
“I don’t mind the first game that much, it’s the after and the manager who gets involved.
“I’m not happy about it. I don’t think it’s good at all.”
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Who will Brazil meet in the World Cup Quarterfinals?
Brazil meets Croatia in the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
It is scheduled to take place on Friday 9th December and the game will start at 15:00 UK time.
Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan is the designated arena for this big clash and UK fans can follow all the action live on BBC One.
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