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FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil players’ ‘eggy’ prank on Philippe Coutinho’s birthday - watch video

Neymar led a group of Brazil players in covering birthday boy Philippe Coutinho’s face with eggs and flour, but the Barcelona star had the last laugh.

football Updated: Jun 13, 2018 12:39 IST
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Brazil players celebrated Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho’s birthday by smashing eggs on his head and throwing flour on his face during a training session. (Twitter: @SoccerAM)

There are only four days left before Brazil start their FIFA World Cup 2018 campaign in Russia with a clash against Switzerland on Sunday.

However, the Brazil national football team players are showing no sign of nerves and instead keeping themselves in a good spirit by having a lot of fun while training.

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On Tuesday, La Selecao players celebrated Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho’s birthday by smashing eggs on his head and throwing flour on his face during a training session.

Star forward Neymar was at the forefront of these fun-filled celebrations as he was the first player to crush an egg on the former Liverpool midfielder’s head.

Later during another training session, Coutinho finally managed to take his revenge from Neymar with some help from left-back Marcelo.

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Marcelo can be seen holding Neymar down before Coutinho rushed in the frame to smash an egg on the PSG man’s head as payback.

Neymar took it sportingly, for he probably knew that he was the one who had started it earlier!

Brazil are considered one of the favourites to lift World Cup this time around. The five-time champions are clubbed with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.

They play their first match against Switzerland on Sunday. In their second match, Brazil will take on Costa Rica on 22 June. Their last group match is against Serbia on June 27.