The spirits are high at Brazil’s training camp ahead of the World Cup… and during a filmed session, Philippe Coutinho was the victim of an old-school prank on his 26th birthday.

The Barcelona midfielder was patiently minding his own business, thinking about his 26 years on this earth, where all the time had gone, and perhaps whether it was time to stop renting and get on the property ladder, and then wham – eggs, flour, water, the whole lot.

Neymar played his part in the japes, but Marcelo helped Coutinho get his revenge, with the PSG forward the second victim in this harmless crime…

Cracking stuff. And here’s an egg-celent other angle for you…