Brazil star reacts to World Cup call-up by proposing to his partner


Pedro might not be the most famous name in Brazil’s 26-man squad for the 2022 World Cup, but don’t let that deceive you into thinking that he’s not up to par.

Besides, anyone lucky enough to get the magical phone call from Tite this week can consider themselves an extremely talented individual because to say that Brazil were spoilt for choice would be the mother of all understatements.

The Selecao are tipped by many as favourites to go all the way in Qatar this winter and their embarrassment of riches in terms of squad depth is a massive reason why.

Brazil players react to squad announcement

As such, it’s a huge vote of confidence for Pedro to take his place alongside the likes of Neymar, Vinicius Junior and Gabriel Jesus in Brazil’s attacking ranks on the biggest stage of all.

After all, the competition was so intense that the in-form Roberto Firmino will be watching from home this year and it was touch and go as to whether or not Gabriel Martinelli would get the call.

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And such was the level of tension going into the big announcement on Monday that a whole host of reaction videos have already emerged of players who were given the green light from Tite.

We’ve already seen Richarlison and Antony celebrate their plane seat to Qatar in emotional style, but you’ll forgive us for thinking that Pedro’s reaction to the good news was even more special.

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Pedro reacts to Brazil call-up

First and foremost, footage did indeed emerge of the Flamengo forward reacting to his inclusion as soon as it was announced, sharing the beautiful moment with his loved ones in a similar manner to some of his compatriots.

It’s a truly heartwarming video and one well worth checking out, but you’ll forgive us for moving on briskly to the pièce de résistance because there was an even more emotional moment still to come.

Video: Pedro learns that he’s in Brazil’s World Cup squad

That’s because Pedro decided to celebrate his historic achievement of representing Brazil at the World Cup by asking his partner to marry him in the immediate aftermath.

Getting down on one knee and popping the question in a truly touching video posted by his club, Pedro can be seen getting a convincing ‘yes’ as the couple duly take each other into their arms.

Now, if getting called up for Brazil and then getting engaged to the person of your dreams isn’t the best day in the world, then we don’t know what is, so be sure to check out the footage down below:

Video: Brazil’s Pedro asks his partner to marry him

Take a bow, Pedro, you’re living the dream.

Who is Pedro?

Now, the elephant in the room here is that Pedro isn’t a household name in Europe like so many members of the Brazil squad are, so let’s take a closer look at what the newly-engaged star in Tite’s squad is all about.

Well, the 25-year-old is a centre forward for Flamengo, scoring 29 goals across 59 games in 2022 including a superb record of 12 strikes from 13 appearances in the Copa Libertadores.

Pedro scored 18 and 23 goals in his first two seasons for Flamengo respectively having previously spent four years in Fluminese’s first-team and infamously playing just four times for Fiorentina despite signing a five-year contract.

Flamengo's Pedro lifts the Copa Libertadores trophy.
Soccer Football – Copa Libertadores – Final – Flamengo v Athletico Paranaense – Estadio Monumental Banco Pichincha, Guayaquil, Ecuador – October 29, 2022 Flamengo’s Pedro celebrates with the trophy after winning the Copa Libertadores REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

He currently boasts two caps for Brazil having first appeared for his nation in 2020, before scoring in his second outing two years later during a 5-1 demolition of Tunisia in September.

And if Pedro can go onto add a World Cup winners’ medal to his collection, then he really would be living the dream having already sealed his squad selection with one of life’s biggest landmarks.

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