The players pouring cake batter on Coutinho. Express photo
Brazil’s World Cup team on Tuesday celebrated Philippe Coutinho’s birthday by covering the Barcelona star in eggs, flour and milk.
However, Marcelo helped him get his own back on Neymar.
Neymar was the ring leader of the prank, as he smashed the first egg over his teammate’s head and the rest of the squad quickly descended on Coutinho — covering him in flour and water — to wish him well on his 26th birthday, reports tjconnectng .
It was not only Coutinho who was left with egg on his face at the end of the day, as Marcelo came to the former Liverpool midfielder’s defence and smashed an egg on the world’s most expensive player.
The birthday prank took place at Brazil’s pre-World Cup training session in Russia – they kick-start their campaign against Switzerland on Sunday.
Brazil, who have won the World Cup a record five times, are in Group E with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia.