Soon after the Selecao's victory over Colombia, the 21-month-old toddler was filmed by her parents as she reacted to the Barcelona superstar's painful predicament.
"Neymar is broken!" she correctly cries at the beginning of the clip, before her mother explains that he is in hospital and the doctors are taking good care of him. The adorable youngster then repeats "Where is Neymar?" while growing increasingly frantic, despite mom's best efforts to calm her.
The suggestion that there will be another World Cup in 2018 does nothing to stem the water works. Clearly, mom just doesn't get it.
According to an interview her father gave to Globo, Ana Bella is obsessed with Neymar. Apparently, she "just stares at him" during games and is always asking after him.
On Friday night, she fell asleep "crying, worried, speaking the name 'Neymar'." It's a safe bet that she probably wasn't the only fan in Brazil to do exactly that.
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