“After four years I am taking part in another World Cup”, said Neymar, who became the world’s most expensive footballer last August when he joined PSG from Barcelona in a deal worth 222 million euros. Visit “My Teams” in your Settings and select your favorite team to set up scores and news alerts.
Jesus had a quiet game against Switzerland in the 1-1 draw on Sunday and was replaced by Roberto Firmino in the second half.
It is unclear whether Neymar, who reportedly sustained the injury in Brazil’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Sunday, completed the entire session. “I am proud of the way my team played and against a good rival we had to be disciplined as a side”. But they have not beaten Germany in three attempts at various World Cups.
Petkovic took over as Switzerland coach after the last World Cup, taking the team to the second round at Euro 2016, where they fell to Poland on penalties although his side’s recent resilience has seen them climb up to an impressive sixth in the Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings.
“If it’s serious, a big problem for Brazil, but they still have enough quality and can play better as a unit than with him”.
“Neymar injured??? No chance for Brazil to win now”, one fan wrote.
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Brazil’s opening match of the World Cup was supposed to be the game in which Neymar buried the ghosts of 2014 and bounced back from the foot injury that kept him out for most of this year. Anything but victory could leave Brazil, one of the main title favorites in Russian Federation, in a hard position to advance from the group stage.
“We know they’ll give us some hard moments, games at the highest level demand so much of you and force you to raise your performance”. “We have only lost one of our last 5 games and we have showed we can react and that the team believes itself and can get results”.