As five-time world champions, Brazil fell 1-0 to underdogs Peru thanks to a controversial late goal, resulting in an embarrassing elimination from the 100th anniversary edition of the Copa America, team captain, Neymar was parting like hell far away.
Neymar, who was a notable absentee from the side this tournament has appeared more interested his schmoozing with Hollywood’s biggest celebrities, grabbing selfies with the VIPs and hiring a £7,097-a-night mansion on Airbnb.
The Sun UK explains Neymar’s absence from Selecao thus: “The plan for Neymar has been to skip the Copa and instead play at the Rio Olympics, where Brazil is the host nation, where he will hope to go one better than a silver medal picked up in 2012.”
Neymar schmoozing with the ladies at a party. Photo: Instagram/danielleperry
However, after Barcelona celebrated winning the La Liga title, Neymar has been jet-setting to Ibiza, New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
And there has been no shortage of socialising in the process — with the likes of Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris, Michael Jordan, Lewis Hamilton and Steph Curry all meeting up with the 46-goal Brazil star.
He has also been snapped on Instagram by Las Vegas socialite Danielle Perry at a poolside party, leaving no doubt as to his enjoyment of his holiday.
However, Neymar hinted that his mind is half with the team after the 24-year-old posted to Instagram a heart-felt response after the Peru defeat.
He said: “Nobody knows what you suffer to be there and defend the selection, wearing this shirt is for pride and you do it with LOVE.
“Now will appear a lot of a**hole talk, s**t, f**k … but this is part of football.”
Neymar partying with friends on Sunday. Photo: Instagram/neymarjr
More partying by Neymar. Photo: Instagram/neymarjr
Neymar having a nice time in a pool. Photo: Instagram/neymarjr