Both teams were able to celebrate after Brazil’s 4-2 Confederations Cup victory over Italy on Saturday and pictures show the moment when Kobe Bryant meets Neymar, Mario Balotelli, Dani Alves and Leandro Damião after the game.
Following their final match of the Group Stage, Brazil and Italy both qualify from Group A after finishing first and second respectively – and so were only too pleased to meet and pose for photos with the American basketball star.
Bryant plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, but made the trip to Salvador to watch the game.
Afterwards he gained access to the changing rooms and posted pictures of himself with Neymar Júnior, Mario Balotelli and Dani Alves to his Twitter account.
Another photo shows Kobe and Leandro Damião posing with shirts outside a shoe shop.
Take a look at the snaps below: