Five-time World Cup winners Brazil will have their star striker Neymar back for Monday’s quarterfinal encounter against South Korea. After the forward recovered from an ankle injury. Neymar was one of several players sidelined by injury. It began with Brazil’s opening 2-0 triumph over Serbia and continued through the team’s 1-0 win over Switzerland and shocking loss to Cameroon.
Brazil’s coach Tite says Neymar is healthy enough to play against South Korea
Brazil’s coach Tite says Neymar is healthy enough to play against South Korea. One hundred percent in the rear. The team doctor also gave Danilo the go-light to play against South Korea. “Neymar will train today in the afternoon. If he trains well, he will play,” Tite said during a press conference.
Neymar’s right foot has given him a lot of trouble over the years. Four years ago, he had surgery to fix a fractured metatarsal. The news of his return to the starting lineup came after Thiago Silva was asked during a news conference if Neymar would play, and Tite took hold of the microphone and said, “yes,.”
It will be warmly welcomed in a squad beset by fitness woes, with Danilo also hurting his ankle against Serbia and Alex Sandro suffering a hip injury against the Swiss. On Saturday, Alex Telles and forward Gabriel Jesus (who hurt his knee against Cameroon) was officially declared out for the rest of the tournament. Danilo, according to Tite, is also fit to play against South Korea on Monday. However, Sandro will not be available.