Watch: Neymar and Justin Bieber show off their football skills
Neymar has opted to rest for the Copa America and will represent Brazil in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Justin Bieber and Barcelona’s Neymar Jr. played football at the pop singer’s backyard, and Bieber ended up uploading the video on his Instagram account. The Brazilian captain opted out of the Copa America Centenario after Barca gave him permission to participate in only one off-season competition, opting to represent his nation in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The Brazilian had a brilliant season with Barcelona as his side won La Liga for a second successive season. The Catalans also reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, where they lost to runners-up Atletico Madrid.
The Brazilian enjoyed a prolific season as he scored 24 goals in 34 league appearances. Bieber despite belonging to the glamour industry has always held an interest in football, even training with Chelsea and Barcelona in the past.
While the Brazil team are currently preparing for the Copa America that is due to start today, Neymar was enjoying a leisure time with Bieber playing keepy-ups with the international star in his backyard. The video has gone viral as it already has 1.5 million views.
A video posted by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Jun 2, 2016 at 10:40pm PDT
Neymar was seen relaxing at the Canadian’s backyard, wearing a black vest and holding a beer in his hands. The video also shows Bieber showing his surprisingly good skills, controlling the ball with his feet, chest and head.
The Barcelona man in the past stated that he wanted to play in both the tournaments and the Brazilian confederation even asked Barca to release him, but the club simply declined as they did not want their star man to have his performances affected due to over exertion.
The Brazilian still hasn’t won any major trophy with the national team barring the confederations cup, where they beat Spain 3-0 in the finals. Neymar had a good start to the 2014 World Cup, but his tournament was cut short when he was critically injured in the quarter-final against Colombia.
The former Santos forward recently launched Nike football’s Jumpman football collection in collaboration with Basketball legend Michael Jordan. Neymar has enjoyed great success as Nike’s face and has become a household name across the world.
The pop singer has been enjoying continued success as he released successful songs like “Where are you now”, “What do you mean” and “Sorry”. The Canadian is also the first artist to break the 10 billion views mark on Vevo.