Brazilian superstar Neymar wants to get his country to the gold-medal match.
Neymar scored the fastest goal ever in Olympic history as Brazil tore Honduras to shreds in the Olympic men’s football semi-final. It only took 15 seconds to send the crowds into raptures and make Olympic history.
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) August 17, 2016
The Barcelona attacker jumped on a defensive error to bumble the ball over the line. The previous record was 20 seconds. It was set earlier during these same Olympics by Janine Beckie of the Canadian women’s national team.
Neymar did scare the fans as he was stretchered off the pitch immediately after scoring. The captain collided with the goalkeeper and required treatment. Luckily for the fans he was back into the action moments later.
After winning 6-0 over Honduras, Brazil will face the winner of Germany and Nigeria at the iconic Maracana stadium. Brazil, a silver medalist three times at the Olympics, is looking to capture its first-ever gold in men’s soccer.