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Neymar charters luxury jet for Santos match

08-16-2012 13:24 BJT

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian soccer star Neymar has chartered his own private jet from Sweden in a bold bid to play for Santos against Figueirense in Brazil's Serie A championship on Thursday.

Neymar played in Brazil's 3-0 friendly victory over Sweden in Stockholm on Wednesday before boarding a direct 14-hour flight to the southern Brazilian city of Florianopolis.

The decision to charter the flight was made at the behest of the 20-year-old, who also insisted on paying for his travel expenses, according to Santos officials.

"He wants to play and will join the Santos team on Thursday before a decision is made," Santos vice-president Odilio Rodrigues said on Wednesday.

"What makes him different is that it was Neymar himself who asked to make the trip. He wants to play."

Neymar posted a photo on his Twitter account relaxing inside the luxury jet on Wednesday night.



Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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