Partygate: Vinicius, Neymar & Richarlison in eye of the storm in Brazil

Partygate: Vinicius, Neymar & Richarlison in eye of the storm in Brazil

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The trio reportedly threw a party before Brazil dropped points against Venezuela

Brazil stars Vinicius Jr and Neymar Jr have been caught up in a scandal back in their homeland with Tottenham Hotspur striker Richarlison as a supporting actor. The reason: a party organised by the three internationals before the match against Venezuela, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

It never rains but it pours. The scandal comes after the public and critics took a very bad view of Brazil's draw, which broke a historic home streak for the 'Canarinha' and also cost them the lead in the Conmebol qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup. The fans took it out on Neymar and the former Barcelona and PSG player confronted them.

Party and failure

Far from opting for discretion, Neymar continued with the controversy on social media, criticising the criticism from the media in his country. The Brazilian journalist and TV presenter Matheus Baldi opted for a reply with a tremendous barrage on Instagram, claiming that Neymar, along with Vinicius Jr and Richarlison, had arranged a party with women before the match, which ended in a fiasco for the 'Verdeamarelha': 

The text that accompanies the image is not to be missed: "CONTROVERSY! It was not so much the draw of the Brazilian national team with Venezuela that became the topic in Cuiabá, but a possible 'party' of some players that would have taken place Thursday 12th (October, before Brazil-Venezuela).

"In a WhatsApp audio that is circulating in the city, a woman claims that Neymar stayed with Rebeca Ribeiro, Vinicius Jr would with Leticia Sogiro and Richarlison met with Rita Lopes. In a video that is also going viral in the capital of Mato Grosso, some people point out that in the image of the blonde woman who appears would be the influencer Leticia Sogiro leaving, this morning, the hotel where the Brazilian team was staying.

"Rebeca, pointed out as Neymar's alleged romance, even uploaded a photo online with the player calling him 'brother' and today, after all the controversy in the city, she uploaded a video talking about the rumours. Rebeca even threatened to sue some people. Leticia and Rita have yet to comment on their social networks. What do they think?"

Neymar tuvo una noche aciaga ante Venezuela


Uruguay-Brazil next

If Neymar Junior is always in the news off the pitch, Real Madrid striker Vinicius Jr has also been the subject of attention in recent months for the racist insults he has received. Richarlison was also in the spotlight for non-sporting issues. 

Now, this new controversy combined with Brazil's stumble will not keep them away from the cameras, even less considering that on October 18 the 'Canarinha' play against Uruguay, a tough rival in the qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup.

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