Brazil take on Costa Rica on Friday needing a win to avoid equaling their worst ever World Cup run, but the focus of their concern is once again not on the team but on one individual – Neymar.
Brazilian forward Neymar was back training normally on Wednesday, a day after sitting out Tuesday’s session because of a sore right ankle.
A second-half header from Steven Zuber cancelled out a sensational early goal from Philippe Coutinho as Switzerland and Brazil drew 1-1 in a tight Group E World Cup opener on Sunday.
Few national teams have experienced the ups and downs of Brazil over the last five years but the good news for fans of the “selecao” is that they are ascendant as Russia approaches.
Renato Augusto and Douglas Costa will miss Brazil’s World Cup warm-up friendly against Croatia in England this weekend due to injury, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Friday.