More worry for Brazil as Neymar leaves training early

Ruben Hill
June 20, 2018

"Neymar left the training session with some pain in his right ankle because of the number of fouls he suffered in the game against Switzerland, " federation spokesman Vinicius Rodrigues said.

The Brazilian football confederation said the injury was not serious, adding Neymar left as a precaution and would be back in training on Wednesday (Thursday NZ time).

Neymar grimaced in pain during a "rondo" exercise, where players try to keep the ball away from two players in the middle of a square.

But after around 10 minutes he limped away with a member of staff to receive some treatment after looking clearly uncomfortable on the field.

Neymar skipped training on Monday, according to ESPN.

"Neymar is going to be marvellous in Russian Federation and win the trophy for us", Carlos said. After making his World Cup bow this summer with a controversial spaghetti haircut, which drove social media mad, he's shook things up once more.

The five-times world champions are among the favourites to lift the trophy but Coutinho warned their supporters that just because Brazil have an unrivalled pedigree, they are not going to canter to the title in Moscow on July 15.

"Neymar injured??? No chance for Brazil to win now", one fan wrote.

And former Barcelona star Rivaldo, who tasted World Cup glory in 2002 and scored 35 goals in 75 appearances for Brazil, believes anything less than victory is unacceptable. That was the message we took from the first game. "We need to be 110 percent to win our matches".

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