Watch out for return of injured Neymar

DON’T write off Neymar, says Brazil manager Tite as he discreetly pointed to the star striker, now undergoing 24-hour physiotherapy.

There were fears the injury sustained by Neymar — with right-back Danilo also forced off in the match with an ankle injury — would see them sidelined for the rest of the tournament. 

Neymar was replaced in the 80th minute of their 2-0 win, but it was later revealed he sustained the injury earlier in the match after a robust tackle from Nikola Milenkovic.

Brazil defender Marquinhos revealed Neymar is sleeping in the physiotherapy room at their hotel in Doha. The defender said the forward has gone through a variety of emotions since sustaining the injury.

SERIOUS TREATMENT “I think that, at the time, at the moment, it’s a delicate, difficult situation,” Marquinhos said of Neymar’s injury. “After the match, I saw him sad, it’s normal, because of everything he dreamed of, wanted, the desire he had.