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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Video: Neymar gives young pitch invader a game to remember

Brazil playmaker stopped security ushering child off pitch to pose for photos with him and introduce him to his team-mates.

Published 06/03/2014 | 11:45

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A South African boy who invaded the pitch jokes with Brazil's forward Neymar at the end of a friendly football match between South Africa and Brazil.
A South African boy who invaded the pitch jokes with Brazil's forward Neymar at the end of a friendly football match between South Africa and Brazil.

Having watched South Africa being thumped by Brazil during their international friendly, one local supporter had the urge to 'invade' the pitch.

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Having watched South Africa being thumped by Brazil during their international friendly, one local supporter had the urge to 'invade' the pitch.

But just when security looked to have ushered the child, of around 10 years old, to safety, Neymar called for the stewards to stop.

The Brazil playmaker, who struck a hat-trick in the 5-0 win, gave the boy a moment he'll cherish for the rest of his life as he spent several minutes posing for pictures and introduced him to his team-mates who hoisted him in the air as if they'd just won the World Cup.

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