Neymar fools keeper with wrong-foot training penalty

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It's the World Cup final, Neymar steps up with the chance to win Brazil's sixth title, this one on home soil in front of 76,000 screaming fans at the Maracanã - and he does this.

Well, OK maybe not. It would take some serious bottle after all. But it's still a pretty cool trick shot penalty.

It brings back memories of one particular Thierry Henry pass that the Frenchman pulled off during an Arsenal match back in the day. Slightly cooler when it's used to score a goal though.

There's so much pressure on Neymar to deliver for Brazil this summer, we dread to think what the backlash would be like if he tried this in a game and failed.

But having said that, he's a supremely gifted and talented player and he's never been shy to attempt the fantastical before - and often with impressive results.

We like the Panenka's, enjoy the stutter-steps, and as a result we like this too.

Check out Neymar's penalty in the clip above...

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