Neymar arrives in Istanbul [divider]
Barcelona and Brazil national team star Neymar has arrived in Istanbul ahead of the International Royal Cup.
The 22-year-old has been involved in organising the friendly tournament which will involve Galatasaray, Beşiktaş, Argentinian giants River Plate and Neymar’s Instituto Projeto Neymar JR.
Neymar scored a brace and provided an assist in Brazil’s 4-0 win over Turkey in an International friendly played at the Şükrü Saracoğlu stadium in November.
Following the game Neymar hinted that he would return to Turkey and revealed that Turkish fans will always have a special place in his heart.
“I want to thank everyone,” Neymar said.
“To be honest I never thought I would hear my name being chanted from the stands but it was amazing.
“It was a really emotional experience.
“Turkey will always have a special place in my heart after this.”
The dates are as follows:
16.01.2015 Beşiktaş – Guaratingueta
17.01.2015 River Plate – Galatasaray
18.01.2015 Third place match
18.01.2015 Championship game