He’s back: Neymar rejoins PSG on China tour

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SHENZHEN, China, Aug 2, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Dozens of screaming fans welcomed
Brazil star Neymar on Thursday as he flew in to China to rejoin Paris Saint-
Germain after his disappointing World Cup.

The world’s most expensive player, wearing a canary-yellow hoodie, posed
for pictures with airport staff before his noisy welcome in the arrivals
hall.

Footage on Neymar’s Twitter account showed him signing Barcelona, Brazil
and PSG shirts before being guided through the crowd by minders and security
staff.

Neymar’s arrival, ahead of Saturday’s French Super Cup game against Monaco
in Shenzhen, comes more than five months after his last appearance for PSG
following a foot injury in late February.

The flamboyant forward then endured a turbulent World Cup as Brazil were
stunned by Belgium in the quarter-finals and he was widely lampooned for his
play-acting.

“I didn’t want to see a ball, or to see any more football played,” the 26-
year-old told AFP last month in an interview, describing his World Cup
disappointment.

However, Thursday’s enthusiastic welcome indicated that his popularity in
China remains very much intact.

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