Richarlison and Vinicius 'separated by Brazil teammates after training fight' 2 months ago

Richarlison and Vinicius 'separated by Brazil teammates after training fight'

Neymar was amongst those who intervened

Brazil duo Richarlison and Vinicius Junior had to be separated by teammates after appearing to come to blows during a training session.

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Reports claimed the pair were involved in a 'heated altercation' as the Selecao prepared to face Japan in a friendly in Tokyo on Monday, with pictures of the incident surfacing soon after.

It's unclear what sparked the incident, but one of the images shows Everton's Richarlison grabbing hold of Vinicius' shirt while the Real Madrid man, who scored the winning goal in last week's Champions League final against Liverpool, can be seen with his hand on the side of Richarlison's head in another.

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The situation was calmed down quickly

Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar and Lucas Paqueta of Lyon were pictured attempting to defuse the situation.

Although some have suggested the pictures have been misinterpreted and the pair may actually have been joking around, reports insist the players had to be led away in in oppositite directions afterwards.

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Only a matter of days ago, footage had appeared of Richarlison warmly greeting Vinicius to the Brazil squad's training camp ahead of their games with South Korea and Japan.

Richarlison scored the opening goal in Thursday's 5-1 win against South Korea in Seoul, with Vinicius later appearing from the bench.

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