Neymar and David Beckham Pics Go Way Back as England Star Wishes Brazilian Well

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterJuly 7, 2014

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David Beckham has taken to Facebook to wish World Cup hero Neymar the best after the Brazilian was ruled out of the remainder of the tournament with injury.

In the process, the former England skipper uploaded some cracking pictures of the two together, which shows they go back a long way.

The pair never played together during their careers, but that clearly didn't prevent them from hanging out over the years. The pair also met when Neymar was still a boy, some years before he—like Beckham—discovered what it was like to have the weight of a nation on his shoulders.

Beckham wrote in a Facebook post to the Brazilian:

Very disappointed to no longer to see Neymar Jr. playing at World Cup. Considering the pressure he has been under, he has been incredible. Get better soon and I know you will come back even stronger, forca Neymar.

Brazil's next assignment at the World Cup is a semi-final against Germany on Tuesday.

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