Canadian pop star, Justin Bieber and Barcelona’s star striker, Neymar showed off their football skills as the Brazilian forward enjoyed time off ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics.
Bieber posted a video of the two stars playing football in his backyard with the hilarious caption ‘Neymar and I messing around in my backyard’.
The 22-year-old superstar has held an interest in football from a young age, and has been pictured wearing Everton, Barcelona and Chelsea jerseys in the past.
Neymar couldn’t resist showing off a few party tricks as he effortlessly managed to keep the ball up for over 30 seconds with his famous friend.
The pair first came in contact with each other in 2011 when Bieber trained with Barcelona aged 17, and the club’s official website reported back then that he showed ‘surprisingly decent skills with his left foot’.
Brazil is preparing for the start of the Copa America, with group stage games against Ecuador, Haiti and Peru, but Neymar ruled himself out of the tournament in April having had to choose between the centenary edition and the Rio Olympics.
Neymar naturally was desperate to play in both and the Brazilian football confederation even asked Barcelona for his release, but his club did not want to lose the striker for so long and feared he would suffer from burnout ahead of next season.