Huge disappointment for Brazil as Neymar suffers fresh injury during training session
– Neymar in fresh injury problem as he was taken off Brazil training just 10 minutes into the session
– The 26-year-old was fouled a total of 10 times in the game – the most fouled player in a World Cup game after Alan Shearer in 1998
– Brazil battle Costa Rica in their next game and they must win to stand a chance to progress from the group
Brazil have been handed a huge disappointment after Neymar was taken out of their training session after just ten minutes today.
The 26-year-old was the most fouled player when the south American side faced Switzerland in their opening group game last week.
He was fouled close to ten times in the game and he is now doubtful for his side’s must win second game against Costa Rica on Friday, June 22.
The Real Madrid target was a bit dejected while leaving the training pitch in Sochi earlier today, meanwhile his teammates will be waiting earnestly for updates.
While addressing the issue, Brazil’s media officer revealed that: “Neymar felt some pain in his right ankle, so that’s the reason he left training.
“Because of the number of fouls he suffered in the last match his ankle is a little painful, but he will train normally tomorrow.
“He’s not been medically examined. He felt some pain and went to the physiotherapy, and tomorrow he will train normally.
“The intention was not for him to train fully today because it’s a post-match training, an easy training for the first 11.”
It will be recalled that the Brazilian recently returned to full fitness after suffering a foot injury in late February while in action for his French League side, PSG.
And should he be ruled out of their important match this weekend, Brazil fans might blame their opening game opponent for the misfirtune.
Neymar became the most fouled player in a single World Cup game since England star Alan Shearer at the 1998 edition in France.
He’s looked lively since breaking back into Tite’s starting XI – and will be disappointed with Tuesday’s update.
Meanwhile, the former Barcelona ace appears to have hacked back at his hair, after being mercilessly trolled for its “spaghetti” look.
Eric Cantona was one famous face to have a pop at Neymar’s barnet, by playing a heap of pasta on his head while holding up a picture of the Brazilian.