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Olympics Football: The day South Africa stopped Neymar - Malepe rallies new generation

After featuring in the previous global event, the 24-year-old star is also in Tokyo for the ongoing tournament

South Africa's Tercious Malepe has recounted how his former teammates superbly contained Brazil's Neymar during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.

South Africa faced the hosts - who eventually became champions - in front of 70,000 fans in the city of Brasilia and Malepe has revealed how impressed he was with how his teammates faced them.

The home team was led by highly-rated forward Neymar in an opener that eventually ended in a 0-0 draw.

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"What Neymar does on the pitch is amazing - just beautiful to watch," Malepe told Fifa.