Richarlison "earns player of the tournament" nominee after World Cup brace

Richarlison celebrating his goals for Brazil against Serbia

Tottenham forward, Richarlison, displayed his best performance in Brazil shirt in his first appearance for the South American nation in the 2022 Qatar World Cup victory over Serbia.

The 25-year-old led Brazil's frontline as the outright number 9, a position he has only played twice in 15 appearances for Tottenham since moving to London.

After failing to score in several attempts in the first half, the talented forward broke the deadlock for Brazil in the 62nd minute when he tapped home a rebound.

Richarlison doubled Brazil's lead 11 minutes later with a stunning bicycle kick finish off a beautiful assist from Real Madrid winger, Vinícius Jr.

Richarlison's superb bicycle kick finish is one of the beautiful goals so far in the 2022 Qatar World Cup tournament

Following his outstanding performance in Brazil's opening match, which earned him the well-deserved Budweiser Player of the Match award, former English professional footballers Karen Bardsley and Clinton Morrison have pitched Richarlison as a strong contender for Player of the Tournament for the first leg of the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

According to the duo, Richardson's stunning finish for his second goal against Serbia made them vote him the best player in the tournament.

Richarlison's two goals against the Eagles brings his total for the Brazilian national team to 19, and the striker will hope to bolster his tally in the 2022 World Cup tournament.

His brace also propelled Brazil to the top of Group G, ahead of second-place Switzerland, who defeated Cameroon by a lone goal hours before Brazil's match.

On Monday, November 28, Brazil will face Switzerland in the second leg of the 2022 World Cup group stage matches.