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Ice Bucket Challenge: Neymar latest to join campaign

Brazilian soccer star Neymar is the latest celebrity to join the popular Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

Brazilian phenom also nominated player who fractured his back at World Cup

Barcelona’s Neymar took part in the popular Ice Bucket Challenge and nominated the Colombian defender who fractured his back at the World Cup. (Miguel Ruiz/FC Barcelona via Getty Images)

Brazilian soccer star Neymar is the latest celebrity to join the popular Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

Donning a Nike tank top, the Brazilian phenom poured the freezing ice water over his head and then hopped away as the intense cold ravaged his body.

During the short video, Neymar also nominated Colombia player Juan Camillo Zuniga, former teammate Robinho and One Direction's Niall Horan to continue the participation in the campaign to fight ALS.

It was Zuniga who fractured Neymar’s back during last month’s World Cup when the Colombian defender need him in the quarter-final round.

Neymar, who missed the rest of the tournament, has been cleared to play for Barcelona — he club squad — by the team's doctors.

The Ice Bucket Challenge has really caught on over the last week, with many athletes, celebrities and public figures — among them NHL star Sidney Crosby, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and New Jersey governor Chris Christie — posting video of themselves taking the plunge and asking others to follow suit.

With files from Jesse Campigotto

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