Neymar, Messi in charity match

Updated: Apr 01, 2012, 13:29 PM IST

Rio de Janeiro: Santos star striker Neymar has been invited to take part in a charity match featuring Argentina`s superstar Lionel Messi.

The friendly match will consist of a team made made of `Friends of Messi`. The other team will have international stars and the best footballers from around the world.

Neymar is expected to participate in the match, marking his third direct match-up against the reigning FIFA Most Valuable Player (MVP).

In both previous meetings, Messi got the best of his Brazilian counterpart, winning 4-0 in the finals of the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup and previously leading Argentina to a friendly win over Brazil in 2010.

The charity match is to take place June 21 in Bogota.

IANS