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Neymar returns to the Paris squad to face Marseille in the French Cup



Coach Christophe Galtier, coach of Paris Saint-Germain, announced the list of the team called up to face his counterpart against Marseille tomorrow evening, Wednesday, in a historic Clasico in the French Cup championship for the current season 2022-2023.

The Velodrome stadium will host Clasico Marseille against Paris Saint-Germain at 10:15 pm tomorrow, Wednesday, in the round of 16 of the French Cup.

The Brazilian star, Neymar Jr., returned to the Parisian club's list to face Olympique de Marseille, in the Clasico, France, after recovering from injury, as well as the Italian midfielder, Marco Verratti, after his suspension ended due to a direct red card.

Neymar Jr. missed Saint-Germain's last two matches in the French League, against Montpellier and Toulouse, due to a muscle injury.

The Parisian squad included 20 players from Paris Saint-Germain to compete in the round of 16 match of the Coupe de France, against Olympique de Marseille, on Wednesday, February 7, at the Velodrome Stadium.

The list of Paris Saint-Germain for El Clasico came as follows:

Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, Marco Verratti, Fabian Ruiz, Neymar, Juan Bernat, Danilo Pereira, Sergio Rico, Vitina, Nuno Mendes, Carlos Soler, Timothy Pembélé, Lionel Messi, Chadayle Picciapo, Warren Zaire-Emery, Ismail Gharbi, Hugo Eketek, Alexandre Letelier.

Paris Saint-Germain qualified for the 16th round of the Cup, after it defeated its counterpart, Pais de Castel, 7-0 during the activities of the match that took place between them, within the 32nd round of the French Cup, the current season 2022-2023.


Brazilian footballer who plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. Considered a versatile player, he can play as a central striker, second striker, winger or sometimes as a playmaker. Known for his high skill, dribbling, speed, innovation, passing, and ability to play with both feet, he is considered one of the best players in the world. Neymar has scored no fewer than 100 goals for three different clubs, making him one of only three players to do so.

Neymar rose to prominence at an early age with Santos in his native Brazil, where he played his first professional match with the first team at the age of seventeen. He helped the club win back-to-back Paulista championships, the Copa do Brasil, and the 2011 Copa Libertadores. The latter was Santos' first since 1963. Twice named South American Player of the Year, in 2011 and 2012, Neymar soon made the move to Europe to join the Barcelona. As part of Barcelona's attacking trio with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, he won the treble of La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League in the 2014–15 season, and finished third in the Ballon d'Or for his performances in 2015. He then secured the domestic double in the 2015–16 season. . In 2017, Neymar moved to Paris Saint-Germain in a record deal, the largest in football history, with a value of 222 million euros. In France, Neymar won three league titles, two French Cups, and two French League Cups. which included a domestic hat-trick and he was awarded the Ligue 1 Player of the Season award in his first season. Neymar helped Paris Saint-Germain achieve four domestic goals in the 2019–20 season, and led the club to their first Champions League final in history.

With 73 goals in 118 appearances for Brazil since making his debut at the age of 18, Neymar is the second-highest goalscorer in the history of his national team, behind only Pele. He was a key player in Brazil's achievement of the 2011 South American U-20 Championship, where he finished as top scorer, and the 2013 Confederations Cup, where he won the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player. His participation in the 2014 World Cup and 2015 Copa América was cut short by an injury in the first and suspension in the second, before leading Brazil to its first Olympic gold medal in men's soccer at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Two years later, after relinquishing the armband, he participated In the 2018 World Cup, and after missing the 2019 Copa America due to injury, he helped Brazil reach the final in the 2021 tournament.

Off the field, Neymar is among the world's leading athletes. SportPro named him the world's most marketable athlete in 2012 and 2013, and ESPN cited him as the world's fourth most famous athlete in 2016. In 2017, Time magazine included him in its list of the 100 most influential people in the world. . By 2018, France Football ranked him as the third-highest-paid football player in the world, in 2019, Forbes magazine ranked him as the third-highest-paid athlete in the world, and in 2020, Forbes magazine ranked him as the fourth-highest-paid athlete in the world .

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