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Neymar donated $1 million to fight the impact of the new coronavirus

Neymar has given $1 million to battle the effect of the new coronavirus in his local Brazil, as indicated by Television station SBT. 

The Paris Saint Germain star, the world's third-most paid footballer, gave some portion of his cash to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the rest to a charitable fund launched by his companion Luciano Huck, a Brazilian television moderator, the report said. 

The striker's press team declined to remark, saying: "We never talk about gifts or sums." 

Neymar, 28, followed the foot steps of his PSG colleague Kylian Mbappe, who a month ago made what was portrayed as a significant gift - sum undisclosed - to a French cause helping battle the effect of COVID-19. 

Huck, who has been touted as a potential applicant in Brazil's 2022 presidential political race, launched his fund to help poor Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods especially defenseless against coronavirus. 

The gifts come as high-paid footballers face strain to forego a portion of their salary in the midst of the emergency, which has ground the sporting world to a halt and left some clubs struggling to pay their staff salaries. 

Neymar is braving the pandemic at his extravagance manor in Mangaratiba, a hotel town outside Rio. 

He was criticised a week ago after he was shot unwinding with a gathering of companions on a sea shore volleyball court, even as a large portion of the total populace - including the vast majority of Brazil - is in repression to slow the infection's spread. 

His press group said he was getting no guests and was in isolate at a "totally separated" habitation with individuals who made the travel trip from France with him.

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