A video clip showing pop star Justin Bieber and Brazilian football superstar Neymar playing football together has gone viral on social media.

The footage, posted by Bieber on Instagram, shows the two having a casual kickabout in the 22-year-old Canadian's back garden. Playing keepy-ups, whereby the two have to juggle the football without allowing the ball to hit the ground, Bieber is surprisingly impressive at controlling the ball and keeping up with the Brazilian forward.

Bieber captioned the photo "@neymarjr and I messin around in my backyard". Within an hour the post had been liked almost 500,000 times and had attracted a string of comments on social media.

Bieber, who has been interested in football since a young age, has been pictured wearing a Barcelona, Chelsea and Everton shirt in the past. He also visited Barcelona when he was 17 and trained with the club.