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Neymar and Gabriel Jesus Show off Similar Tattoos Ahead of Rio Olympics

Tom Webb@@tomwebby92UK Staff WriterAugust 2, 2016

There are just four days until the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and the Brazilian football team are preparing to live up to their billing as favourites.

Leading from the front for the hosts will be Neymar, and the Barcelona superstar has taken to Instagram to show off a tattoo on his calf that depicts a young boy with a football under his arm, staring out over a favela and dreaming of future success.

Neymar's calf is joined in the photo by the forearm of teenage team-mate Gabriel Jesus, who appears to have been decorated with a nearly identical design.

The 19-year-old Palmeiras forward has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City this summer, but further reports suggest that Neymar could be attempting to persuade his compatriot to join him at Barca, per MailOnline.

But for now, their focus will be on the Olympics and fulfilling the dreams inked on their skin.

[Instagram, h/t MailOnline]

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