sport news Brazil players arrive at Runcorn as they prepare for Anfield friendly

With a population of little over 60,000 and located on the Cheshire coast, the industrial town of Runcorn is far removed from Rio de Janeiro.

However, a little bit of samba glamour arrived on Friday night as the Brazil World Cup squad travelled to the north west for a warm-up game ahead of Russia 2018.

Neymar and the rest of the Brazil team got off the train from London at Runcorn, and were accosted by star-struck fans wanting selfies and autographs. 

Neymar and the Brazil football team arrived at Runcorn station on Friday night

Neymar and the Brazil football team arrived at Runcorn station on Friday night

The PSG striker signed autographs for the waiting fans as the players arrived in the north west

The PSG striker signed autographs for the waiting fans as the players arrived in the north west

Brazil are facing Croatia in a World Cup warm-up friendly match on Sunday at Anfield

Brazil are facing Croatia in a World Cup warm-up friendly match on Sunday at Anfield

Brazil are in the north-west ahead of facing Croatia in a friendly on Sunday at Anfield, having trained at Tottenham's The Lodge facility in Enfield, north London this week. 

Despite travelling to Runcorn with the rest of the team, Neymar is not guaranteed to feature in Sunday's game, as he continues to recover full fitness after suffering a broken foot

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