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Neymar Reveals What He Told Messi After Emotional Hug

With Brazil star Neymar seen to be quite emotional after their 2021 Copa America final loss, he has now revealed what he told Lionel Messi straight after the defeat.

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Neymar's wait for a major international trophy continues as the Selecao suffered a 1-0 loss to Argentina at the Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho (Maracana) in the final on Sunday – due to injury, he was not part of the Brazil squad that won the Copa in 2019.

Both players were quite emotional when the final whistle went early on Sunday, and Neymar has since revealed he shared a little joke with his former FC Barcelona teammate as they embraced.

"Losing hurts me and it's something I still haven't learned to live with," he wrote in a post on Instagram.

"Yesterday, when I lost, I went to give a hug to the greatest and best I have ever seen play in football history, my friend and brother Messi.

"I was sad and I joked to him 'you son of a b***h, you've beaten me!'

"I'm very sad to have lost, but this guy is awesome! I have great respect for what he has done for football and especially for me.

"I hate to lose! But enjoy your title. Football was waiting for you for that moment! Congratulations brother."

Did you see Messi celebrate the Copa America triumph with his teammates? Check it out below: 

Ronaldinho: Neymar is My Heir

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10 Best Pictures Of Messi Celebrating First International Trophy


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