Video: Neymar leads training-ground prank on birthday boy Coutinho

Brazil is focused on and is gearing up for what could be a successful World Cup campaign. However, this did not stop their players from having a bit of fun on the pitch, as a number of Selecao players pulled off a prank on team-mate Philippe Coutinho during training.

The reason for this was simple: the Barcelona ace has just turned 26. The biggest competition of his career might be right around the corner, but the Brazilian was not exempt from the birthday treatment dished out by his national team buddies. 

While relaxing on the pitch, Coutinho was caught off-guard by Neymar, who egged him from behind. Others immediately joined by soaking the midfielder in flour and water.  However, with a little help from Marcelo, the Blaugrana man was able to get revenge on the PSG superstar. Watch it all unfold in the video below.

Tite's men will kick-start their campaign on the 17th with their clash against Switzerland. The South American giant's path to the knockout stage should not be too difficult, as they will have to face Costa Rica and then Serbia after their opening match.

Brazil's World Cup fixtures

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