Toe Poke Daily: Bust of PSG star Neymar goes on display on streets of Paris

Updated: October 16, 2019
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Neymar will be quite literally showing his face on the streets of Paris on a daily basis for the next month after a new sculpture of the Paris Saint-Germain star went on display in the French capital.

The work, by Brazilian artist Marcos Marin, is a contemporary bust of Neymar that will stand three metres high on the Avenue George V in the city’s well-heeled 8th arrondissement.

The Neymar sculpture is one of 50 new pieces that will grace the avenue, and one of 20 produced by Marin. “I made this piece of Neymar for the World Cup in Russia and I could not bring myself to leave it outside of Paris,” he told Le Parisien.

Given Neymar’s persistent injury woes, it’ll hopefully provide PSG fans with an opportunity to get a rare glimpse of their intermittent striker.

It’s not the first time that Marin has turned his hand to football stars. Earlier this year he unveiled a set of four sculptures featuring another version of Neymar along with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and David Beckham.

And, naturally, no embodiment of modern football’s excesses would be complete without an appearance from celebrity chef and friend to the soccer stars, Salt Bae!

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Trent Alexander-Arnold plays his way into Guinness Book of World Records

Trent Alexander-Arnold has become the latest footballer to find himself immortalised in the Guinness Book of World Records in recognition of his record-breaking 2018-19 campaign.

The Liverpool full-back registered 12 assists in the Premier League, which is the most provided in the competition by a defender in a single season.

Granted it’s a fairly tenuous “world” record, but Alexander-Arnold’s name will be included in the 2020 edition of the Guinness almanac because of it.

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