Brazil’s Richarlison Scores Sensational World Cup Goal on Scissor Kick

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Richarlison was the man of the hour in Brazil’s opening match of the 2022 World Cup against Serbia at Lusail Iconic Stadium in Qatar. 

The Brazilian striker notched a gorgeous goal on a miraculous scissor kick, helping his squad defeat Serbia, 2-0. In the 73rd minute, Richarlison received the ball in the penalty area with his back to the goal. From there, in one motion, Richarlison flicked the ball into the air on his first touch and whipped his body around to perform a deft scissor kick. His shot sailed over Serbian defender Miloš Veljković and past goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic.

Take a look from myriad angles below.

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The goal sparked much conversation on social media, and is an early contender for goal of the tournament. Previously, the Tottenham Hotspur forward broke a 0-0 deadlock in the 62nd minute, scoring the first goal of the match on a rebound. It was Richarlison’s World Cup debut.

The No. 9 has now scored nine goals in his past seven games for Brazil.

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This post was originally published on Sports Illustrated

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