Neymar supports WSOP finalist Bruno Politano

Barcelona's Neymar shows his support for Brazil's WSOP hope, Bruno Politano. (credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazilian football star, Neymar, might be concerned in the midst of another La Liga campaign with Barcelona, but that didn't stop him from taking some time out of his schedule to wish Bruno Politano good luck.

The Brazilian grinder, who goes by the nickname Bruno Foster, will be competing in this year's WSOP Main Event final table in a few days time, but before the action gets underway a host of stars have shown him their support. 

In a video produced by the poker pro's friends, Neymar can be seen alongside Julio Cesar and Shakhtar Donetsk's Dentinho offering some words of support and encouragement. 

This isn't the first time Neymar has popped up in the poker world. Earlier this year the young star reportedly walked off in disgust during Brazil's 7-1 World Cup loss to Germany and went to play poker instead. 

The Brazilian footballer also posted an Instagram picture of him and his friends enjoying a high stakes home game.


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Whether the support of Neymar et al will be enough to push Politano to victory remains to be seen. The 31-year-old has been playing poker for 12 years but doesn't consider himself a professional. Although he's positive that he can make a serious run at the 2014 WSOP Main Event title, the odds will certainly be stacked against him. 

Aside from having the likes of Martin Jacobson, Mark Newhouse and Jorryt van Hoof gunning for him, the Brazilian grinder will start the finale as the smallest stack with just 12.125 million chips. 

However, as we all know, anything can happen at the poker table and when the action kicks off on November 10.

For those who can understand Portuguese, you can check out Politano's video below.



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Neymar supports WSOP finalist Bruno Politano

Brazilian football star, Neymar, might be concerned in the midst of another La Liga campaign with Barcelona, but that didn't stop him from taking some time out of his schedule to wish Bruno Politano good luck.

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