Neymar ramps up as World Cup approaches


Neymar, despite a little discomfort quickly dissipated due to his long unavailability, participated Thursday in his first opposition with Brazil, Titus even placing him in the team of holders who prepare the World cup 2018.

Earlier this week, the famous N.10, recovering from an injury to a foot contracted in February with the Paris SG, had begun his physical preparation with a series of medical examinations and indoor training.

“Neymar has trained well,” his teammate Fred told a press conference. “I think at one point he may have felt a pain after hitting the ground but rest assured, he’s fine.”

In the center of Teresopolis, Neymar was comfortable and displayed his usual technical facility, but he also seemed to experience moments of discomfort in the foot operated and some restraint in the duels, probably related to his long period of inactivity.

Neymar is recovering “better than expected”

The Paris SG star striker, immobilized for three months following his injury, has resumed training for ten days

Wednesday the physical trainer of the Brazilian selection had said that Neymar was recovering “better than expected”.

In addition to Neymar, the other Parisian Marquinhos was also in the top four holder on Thursday, which seems to indicate that he holds the rope to form with Miranda the central base in defense. Alisson, Danilo, Miranda, Filipe Luis, Fernandinho, Fred, Lucas Santos, Willian and Gabriel Jesus were the nine other players lined up in the team of the incumbents.

In the opposite team were Ederson, Vitinho, Thiago Silva, Geromel, Weverson, Vitao, Paulinho, Renato Augusto, Coutinho, Taison and Brenner.

Only side Fagner and forward Douglas Costa did not participate in the training. Both are recovering from injuries to the thigh.

the defender Marcelo, midfielder Casemiro and striker Roberto Firmino, who play in the Champions League final on Saturday, will join the rest of the team on 28th in London.

Brazil are scheduled to play two friendlies against Croatia on 3 June in Liverpool and then against Austria on 10 June in Vienna.

The Seleçao, part of Group E, will make their debut in the competition on June 17 against Switzerland in Rostov-on-Don. Then she will face Costa Rica on June 22 in St. Petersburg, and Serbia on the 27 in Moscow.