Neymar returns to training, Brazil guarantees he's ready

Jun 21, 2018, 17:49
Neymar returns to training, Brazil guarantees he's ready

Neymar was given a rough ride in Brazil's disappointing 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Sunday, fouled 10 times during the match, the most for any player in a single World Cup game for 20 years.

Along with Cristiano Ronaldo, he is one of the strongest players in the world.

Brazil have suffered a major injury scare after talisman Neymar limped out of training on Tuesday, raising fears of a repeat of his 2014 World Cup nightmare.

It augurs well for Tite's side as they prepare to face a Swiss outfit ranked sixth in the world in their first Group E game before tackling Costa Rica and Serbia.

"I was a little bit anxious about the referee", said Arsenal full-back Lichtsteiner.

Brazil superstar Neymar says he is "not scared to dream big" as the Selecao look to secure a sixth World Cup triumph in Russian Federation.

"There is a lot of pressure when we play because the world of football is looking at us", Tite said Saturday.

However, it was Behrami's performance that saw Switzerland keep Brazil's most risky player silent and deservedly win one point from the game.

To do that, however, they will need to reassert their superiority against lesser sides on paper who seem to have collectively settled on a blueprint for frustrating more talented opponents.

In contrast to Neymar, Coutinho ended the season in sensational form for Barcelona after sealing his dream move from Liverpool. Always trying to create.

Tite's Brazil have been widely tipped to win the tournament but delivered a somewhat lacklustre performance against Switzerland on Sunday evening, drawing 1-1 after Philippe Coutinho's superb opener was cancelled out in the second half.

"Firmino is in a very good moment so I trust him", said Tito.

The star goal scorer reportedly had to miss Brazil's training session as a result of his injury.

"We have to play a happy game with responsibility because we're in Brazil jersey". "But I am happy with the way we've been performing".