A group of soccer-mad youngsters has been invited to fly to South America and train at the Brazilian national team's training facilities this summer. World Cup legend Mario Zagallo extended the invitation to students of the Brazilian Soccer School, which has trained more than 600 youngsters to play 'samba style' soccer since opening in Hong Kong last year. The invitation was extended after the school's directors and one of their students met the Brazilian players and team officials ahead of the world champions' exhibition match at Hong Kong Stadium on Wednesday. Budding stars from the school are now expected to fly to Brazil, where they will be put through their paces by the national team's coaches. The school - which coaches youngsters aged five and above - is also considering inviting Brazilian youngsters to do some training in Hong Kong. The meeting between the school and team officials ahead of Wednesday's match, which Brazil won 7-1, was arranged by Zagallo, who played in the legendary 1958 World Cup-winning side and now acts as technical adviser to the team. Bernard Man Ka-ho, 11, was picked at random from the school's roll of students to meet his idols at the Harbour Plaza hotel in Hunghom. As well as Brazilian coach Carlos Alberto Parreira, he met Fifa World Player of the Year Ronaldinho and teammates Gilberto, Alex, Juan and Cafu. 'Bernard was over the moon,' said school director Jim Pirrie. 'I don't think it has really sunk in that he met the world footballer of the year yet. Ronaldinho spoke to him for a bit.' Mr Pirrie said the school was hoping to take a group of around 12 students to Brazil for a week during the summer. The school is expected to pay for the student's flights and board, but will also seek sponsorship for the selected students from local companies. Mr Pirrie said he was also keen on the idea of Brazilian youngsters coming to Hong Kong to highlight the differences in training techniques. 'They will be able to see how good kids of the same age can actually be,' he said. The school - which is sponsored by toymaker Lego and was originally set up in Britain by soccer enthusiast Simon Clifford to promote Brazilian-style playing techniques - sent a group of 15 students to watch Wednesday's match. A few of the youngsters were disappointed at the non-appearance of Real Madrid star Ronaldo, Mr Pirrie said. But his absence was compensated for by the performances of Ronaldinho and rising star Robinho, who scored one of the seven goals.