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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 16 November 2018

Neymar and Brazil teammates go dune bashing in Saudi ahead of Argentina clash

The Brazil squad embraced local culture ahead of the match

Neymar attends a press conference in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia before Brazil face Argentina in an international friendly. EPA
Neymar attends a press conference in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia before Brazil face Argentina in an international friendly. EPA

It hasn't been all work and no play for Neymar and the Brazil team ahead of their international friendly with Argentina in Jeddah on Tuesday evening.

The players have been embracing the local culture as they headed into the desert for some dune bashing, with Neymar, Marquinhos and Renato Augusto posing on the sand surrounded by darkness.

The Brazil mascot, Canarinho, also got involved by riding a camel ahead of a team meal at which some of the Brazilian players dressed in traditional Saudi attire.

Neymar meanwhile found time to shoot some hoops in between training for the other sport he's good at.

Tuesday's match, at King Abdullah Sports City, marks the conclusion of a four-team friendly tournament in the Kingdom involving also the hosts and Iraq.

Argentina warmed up for the match on Thursday with a 4-0 win against Iraq in Riyadh, while Brazil beat Saudi Arabia 2-0 in Riyadh on Friday.

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