Neymar returns to Brazil training after injury scare

Neymar returns to Brazil training after injury scare

Neymar hobbled out of Brazil training ahead of their Group E clash with Costa Rica on Friday.

Brazil's Neymar, right, leaves a training session because of pain in his right ankle.

The Paris-Saint Germain forward looked in fine fettle while taking part in a warm-up drill but quickly pulled up and was unable to continue. We can have one player being the protagonist in one game, then another in the next one, but the most important thing is the group.

The national team doctor of Brazil has given an injury update on Neymar after the star player appeared to pick up a knock during the nation's 1-1 draw with Switzerland.

Alexi Lalas took vocal exception to the treatment, which resulted in three yellow cards for the Swiss.

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Neymar skipped training on Monday, according to ESPN.

"We said after the last game we need to improve. He has the excuse of his recent operation but he did not perform and didn't produce anything good for the team". There was one tweet which highlighted Germany's failure in Russian Federation during the 2nd World War while there was vast outpouring of joy for the Mexican team.

ESPN's FC crew felt that Neymar seemed to invite the physical abuse, preferring free kicks to scoring chances. He wore a green vest along with other first-team players and the edge of a blue bandage could be seen beneath his right boot.

Brazil media officer Vinicius Rodrigues stressed the issue was not associated with Neymar's foot, which required surgery in February, as he highlighted the fact the 26-year-old was fouled 10 times in Rostov-on-Don - the highest total since the 1998 World Cup.

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