Neymar limps out of Brazil training session

Jun 21, 2018, 17:48
Neymar limps out of Brazil training session

Neymar has sparked concern in Brazil after he was seen limping out of training ahead the side's World Cup clash with Costa Rica.

Neymar has been laughing and joking with his teammates on the training pitch in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, and took time to sign autographs and pose for pictures with supporters at an open training session on Tuesday.

Neymar will now face a race to full fitness as Brazil next play on Friday against Costa Rica, before Tite's men finish their group fixtures against Serbia on June 27. But they have not beaten Germany in three attempts at various World Cups.

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Neymar, 25, had already sat out Monday's light training, before being forced off on Tuesday and unable to complete the rest of the scheduled session. "He saw the physio and will receive treatment today and tomorrow morning, and will resume training tomorrow afternoon", team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar was quoted as saying by the confederation.

Brazil travelled to Russian Federation after a triumphant set of results in their warm-up matches but were disappointing in their Group E opener on Sunday as a very solid Swiss side showed why they are now sixth in the FIFA rankings, reports Xinhua news agency.

"Brazil practicing and Neymar participating normally in the team's activity", the federation said in a Twitter post.

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In Brazil's first fixture, the opponent defenders were unable to cope up with his pace and dribbling skills, thus bringing him down 10 times during the 90 minutes game, more than any other player in the world cup since 1998.

Brazil coach Tite said before the tournament started that Neymar wouldn't likely be fully fit until the third match of the group stage.

Mexico though only lost one game in qualifying and have always qualified for at least the second round of every World Cup they have played.

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Brazil's Neymar, the most expensive soccer player on the planet, fared no better as he made his competitive return after a lengthy injury absence against Switzerland. "When he is on the field he helps us a lot".

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