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Neymar is star attraction as fans swarm to Brazil training

AFP  |  Sochi 

attracted an army of excited youngsters -- including one who managed to break onto the pitch for a -- as they held their first training session on Russian ahead of

Around 5,000 locals turned out to watch the relaxed session at the Yug-Sport Stadium, next to the Brazilian squad's hotel in the resort city of

Tuesday is a and many fans opted for vantage points along the road leading to the stadium, while others filled the stand.

One young boy broke through security barriers and managed to get close to a group of players including Neymar, taking a photograph before being led away.

However, most fans contented themselves with chanting the name of the world's most expensive player, who arrived with his teammates in in the early hours of Monday fresh from scoring in a 3-0 friendly win over in

Members of the also had a treat in store for Philippe Coutinho, marking the midfielder's 26th birthday by pinning him to the ground, breaking an egg over his head and covering him in flour.

Those who started the final pre-warm-up against spent most of Tuesday's session apart from the rest of Tite's squad, while Manchester was not involved as he continues to an

play their opening game at the tournament on Sunday, when they take on in Rostov-on-Don. They will also come up against and in Group E.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 16:00 IST
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