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.
Three weeks to World Cup kick-off and the Brazilians are downbeat, underperforming, and generally hangdog — Brazilian fans, that is.
As Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, battles to be fit for Brazil’s World Cup campaign, he is aware of the pressure.
“Nobody is as scared as me,” he said on Tuesday.
With a win-rate of more than 70%, Tite led Brazil to being the first team, after the hosts, to qualify for the World Cup.
Paris St Germain forward Neymar left Belo Horizonte in Brazil on Sunday (March 4) after what was described as a successful operation on his injured foot and ankle, according to the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).