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  • 6 March 2014, 14:05

Brazil Stars Make Child Pitch Invader's Day

A South African boy had the night of his life after running onto the pitch at the end of a friendly match against Brazil in Soweto.

After the final whistle had blown in Brazil's 5-0 victory over South Africa at Soccer City the boy ran towards superstar forward Neymar.

Security staff at first attempted to usher the boy, dressed in a Springboks rugby union shirt, away .

But when he was spotted by the 22-year-old Barcelona player - who had just scored a hat-trick to send South African fans home disappointed - ran over and scooped up the boy in his arms.

Fellow teammates followed, all smiling broadly at the young boy's delight.

He was hoisted in the air by the players and then given his own photo opportunity.

Brazil and Chelsea defender David Luiz pulled his own phone out as Neymar and the little boy posed.

The result was the picture of the match - and a perfect ending for one little boy.

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