International Champions Cup Singapore

Neymar, World Cup stars out

Brazil star Neymar, who is on an extended break after the World Cup, enjoying himself as he hosted a five-a-side tournament for his charity Neymar Junior Project Institute in Praia Grande, Sao Paulo, Brazil, last Saturday.
Brazil star Neymar, who is on an extended break after the World Cup, enjoying himself as he hosted a five-a-side tournament for his charity Neymar Junior Project Institute in Praia Grande, Sao Paulo, Brazil, last Saturday.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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Four years ago, Neymar sprinkled his magic all over the National Stadium as he scored four goals in Brazil's 4-0 friendly win over Japan. But it is unlikely Kallang will see the entertainer for the International Champions Cup (ICC) as his club Paris Saint-Germain did not include him in the travelling party.

PSG announced their squad of 24 on Twitter last night and the samba star's name is conspicuously missing, alongside those of fellow World Cup footballers Kylian Mbappe (France), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay), Thiago Silva (Brazil), Thomas Meunier (Belgium) and Angel di Maria (Argentina).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 25, 2018, with the headline 'Neymar, World Cup stars out'. Print Edition | Subscribe