Neymar returns to practice, Brazil guarantees he is ready

Neymar returns to practice, Brazil guarantees he is ready

He tried to continue playing but a few moments later chose to leave, kicking a ball away with his left foot before limping away.

I have been saying it all along, the one thing you should always expect from the World Cup Groups Stages especially, is the unexpected, and it was a surprise to most soccer fans yesterday when Switzerland of all teams managed to end their match against the mighty Brazil team with a 1-1 draw. He was visibly in pain after he tried to intercept a ball with his right foot while at the center of the keep-away circle.

"He was feeling pain thanks to the large number of fouls he suffered in the Switzerland game", a spokesman told reporters. He felt some pain and went to the physiotherapy, and tomorrow he will train normally.

Brazil had a closed practice session Wednesday, two days before its game against Costa Rica in St. Petersburg, but the federation posted photos and a video of Neymar in action in training with the rest of the squad.

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Cisse however agrees that after five defeats in the six games featuring African teams, the hunt for glory could take some time . Coming in the third minute, it was the second fastest red card in World Cup history and the first of this year's tournament.

Brazilian media had already been speculating that Brazil could be hiding Neymar's real condition after he couldn't finish practice on Tuesday.

Neymar was out all of March, April and May with a fractured right foot and sprained ankle after he was injured in a French league match in late February.

"Neymar is one of the best players in the world and it's a great plus to have him in the team", said Philippe Coutinho, who has gained a bigger role as Neymar struggles with his fitness.

The five-time victor will take on the 21st edition of the Brazilian FIFA World Cup against Switzerland on Sunday. "When he is on the field he helps us a lot".

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