Following the Brazilian player Neymar's transfer to Al Hilal Saudi Club, social media users and media outlets circulated a collage of photos featuring Neymar's mother, Nadine Goncalves, dressed in a burqa, riding a camel, and enjoying coffee in Saudi Arabia.
Misbar investigated the viral photos and found the claim to be misleading.
After conducting a reverse image search, Misbar’s team found the photos making the rounds online to be outdated.
The Photos Were Shot in Qatar in 2022
Neymar da Silva, the Brazilian athlete, took part in the 2022 Qatar World Cup as a member of his country's national squad. Brazil's journey in the tournament concluded when they were eliminated by the Croatian team, who clinched a triumph via a penalty shootout in the match that qualified them for the World Cup semifinals.
Who Is Nadine Goncalves?
Nadine Goncalves is the mother of Brazilian soccer player Neymar da Silva Santos Junior. Born on January 19, 1965, she is currently 58 years old. Nadine shares two children with Neymar Santos Sr.
She gained fame on social media as the mother of Neymar, the renowned footballer. Furthermore, she holds the role of president at the Neymar Jr Institute, an organization dedicated to aiding underserved and vulnerable youth via sports and educational initiatives.
Neymar’s Transfer to Al Hilal Saudi Club
Brazilian football Neymar has finalized his transfer from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) to Al Hilal in the Saudi Pro League, marking the conclusion of an eventful period at the French club.
Al Hilal reached an agreement with PSG for a transfer fee of 90 million euros ($98 million). This sum sets a new league record, supported by prosperous Saudi Arabia as part of its robust investment in top-tier football talent.
Neymar has been presented with a two-year contract that is anticipated to provide the 31-year-old Brazilian star with an annual income of approximately $100 million, roughly half of the reported salary of 38-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo.
Neymar conveyed through a statement issued by the league that he aspires to "write new sporting history, and the Saudi Pro League has tremendous energy and quality players at the moment."