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How is Neymar preparing for the 2018 World Cup?

As Brazil are the joint favourites to win the 2018 World Cup, you may expect that star players like Neymar would be spending all of their time at the training field. However, it seems that the Paris St-Germain striker is also keen to take a little time away from the game too. So with just a few weeks until the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia, we've been taking a look at what this awesome forward has been up to away from the pitch.

Neymar fractured his foot during a Paris Saint-Germain game against Marseille in February. And whilst his injury was a big blow to Brazil's World Cup ambitions, it seems that his recovery is going well enough for him to enjoy some cycling. The striker was recently spotted without crutches as he went for a bike ride with friends in Brazil last April which suggests that he could be match-fit for his team's opening clash against Switzerland on 17 June.

However, Neymar's doctors will be ordering that the star gets plenty of rest in order to ensure a speedy recovery. And so it's perhaps reassuring to see how he has been relaxing by playing a few rounds of the video game, Counter Strike Global Offensive. Neymar has reportedly clocked up 900 hours on CSGO, and he has declared that he is a fan of the top Brazilian esports team, SK Gaming. You can catch up with the latest exploits of SK Gaming by checking into, although Neymar's Instagram account also has plenty of shots of him and SK Gaming aces like Coldzera and Fallen.

As Neymar reportedly earns a staggering £537,000 per week at Paris Saint-Germain, it's little surprise to find that he's been enjoying something of a playboy lifestyle. The Brazilian ace was recently snapped attending a suitable glitzy birthday celebration in a Sao Paolo nightclub, and whilst his crutches might have cramped his style, he still managed to take his girlfriend, Bruna Marquezine, on a big night out on the town.

Neymar's time away from the game has also given him the freedom to entertain one of his other passions - spending huge amounts of money on luxury cars. His collection of cars is estimated to be worth well over £1 million and includes a deluxe Maserati MC12 and a Ferrari 458 Italia. And if that wasn't enough, Neymar also splashed out on a £6 million Cessna private jet to make sure that he doesn't have to slum it like the rest of us.

And with further Instagram photographs showing us how Neymar has been enjoying playing poker, and updating his hairstyle, it seems that the Brazilian is having no problem in keeping busy in the run up to the 2018 World Cup.

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