Brazil’s golden boy Neymar arrived in Russia on Sunday evening carrying the nation’s hopes on his back. But that’s not all. The Brazilian star was also showing off his personalised £700 gold bag as he stepped off the plane at Sochi International airport.
A drop in the ocean for him in terms of cost, but the bag itself was a one-of-kind flashy accessory with a nod to his loved ones. The Nordstrom Rack backpack boasts a silhouette of his family in a touching tribute on the back and is also decorated with golden studs.
The Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, 26, has emblazoned an image of his mum, dad, sister and son across it as a reminder of who he is playing for. Brazil head into this summer’s tournament as heavy favourites and Neymar will be expected to lead their charge from the front.
Tite’s men have consolidated their position as strong contenders in their World Cup dress rehearsals this month.
BRAZIL’S FIXTURES World Cup
June 17 – Switzerland – Rostov Arena – 7pm
June 22 – Costa Rica – Saint-Petersburg Stadium – 1pm
June 27 – Serbia – Otkrytiye Arena – 7pm.
They eased past Croatia 2-0 before Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho all got on the score sheet as they thumped Austria on Sunday. The Brazil side is still very much made up of the same players who were part of their 7-1 humiliation at the hands of Germany on home soil four years ago and they will be determined to put that to rest this time around. Neymar and Co touched down in Russia on Sunday evening and will have a week to prepare for their Group E opener against Switzerland.