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Neymar shows off his ripped physique in Instagram post

Neymar shows off his ripped physique in Instagram post from Brazil training as PSG star once again hits back at claims he’s out of shape, just days after joking he wore a ‘larger shirt than usual’ in win over Chile

  • Neymar has been criticised by fans and media for being out of shape 
  • It came after a picture of him shirtless on a yacht surfaced from the summer
  • Further jibes came following Brazil’s World Cup qualifying win over Chile 
  • PSG star, 29, claimed he had simply been wearing a larger shirt than usual
  • Neymar has now posted a set of shirtless pics from Brazil’s training session
  • They take on old rivals Argentina in their latest World Cup qualifier on Sunday 

Neymar has again poured scorn on claims he is ‘out of shape’ and ‘overweight’ by posting Instagram pictures of his ripped physique during a training session with Brazil.

The Paris Saint-Germain star’s fitness levels was criticised by fans and media in France after a picture of him shirtless on a yacht surfaced online.

Neymar, 29, was on holiday at the time following his exploits for Brazil at the Copa America during the summer and hadn’t at that point returned to pre-season training with PSG.

Neymar was keen to show off his ripped physique by posting pictures from Brazil’s training session after he was criticised by fans and media in France for being ‘overweight’

The Brazil star whipped off his shirt in training ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Argentina on Sunday in an attempt to silence those accusing him of being ‘out of shape’

Neymar was ridiculed when a shirtless snap of him taken back in the summer surfaced online

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His late return from the tournament meant Neymar has only played 66 minutes in PSG’s opening four Ligue 1 fixtures.

But that was still enough time for the French media and fans on social media to mock him for being far from peak condition after he played just over an hour in PSG’s 2-0 victory over Reims.

And he was ‘fat shamed’ again after he played in Brazil’s 1-0 win over Chile in a World Cup qualifier.

He responded initially by explaining that he wore a larger shirt than usual while playing for Brazil, which might have made him look bigger than usual.


PSG star Neymar has responded to criticism of his weight by saying he wore a larger than normal shirt when he played for Brazil on Friday (pictured left)

The 29-year-old played for Brazil on Friday as they defeated Chile 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier

Neymar wrote on his Instagram stories that he was wearing a ‘size G’ (large in European measurements) and insisted he is at his normal weight.

He added he would ask for his usual ‘medium’ size for his next match, his message accompanied by multiple laughing emojis.

And in a further Instagram post over the weekend, he added four topless pics showing him flexing his muscles on the training ground.

He has only played 66 minutes for PSG so far this season, coming in the 2-0 win over Reims

It was accompanied by the word ‘Ué’ which translates into English as something like ‘huh’.

Among those who commented with a string of laughing emojis were PSG strike partner Kylian Mbappe and international colleagues Vinicius Jr and Marcelo.  

Brazil take on old rivals Argentina in their next World Cup qualifier on Sunday and then conclude the latest trio of internationals with a match against Peru in midweek.




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