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Neymar returns to training, Brazil guarantees he's ready

Neymar returns to training, Brazil guarantees he's ready

He tried to continue playing but a few moments later made a decision to leave, kicking a ball away with his left foot before limping away.

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has hilariously mocked Brazilian star Neymar's new haircut, following Brazil's disappointing 1-1 draw with Switzerland.

He had been playing keep-away with a few other players when he started showing signs of discomfort, and at one point bent down and grabbed his ankle. A few moments later he finally made a decision to leave, kicking a ball away with his left foot before limping away beside the team doctor.

"He was feeling pain thanks to the large number of fouls he suffered in the Switzerland game", a spokesman told reporters.

Rodrigues said Neymar would continue his recovery process but was set to practice normally on Wednesday, two days before the team's match against Costa Rica in St. Petersburg.

Brazilian media had already been speculating that Brazil could be hiding Neymar's real condition after he couldn't finish practice on Tuesday.

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"Neymar felt some pain in his right ankle, so that's the reason he left training".

The Paris St Germain forward was subdued in the match and unrecognisable from the man who became the world's most expensive footballer when he left Barcelona last August to join the French champions.

However, that was not to be the case and the match did end in a draw, and one must wonder if it is a case that Brazil just didn't play up to their usual standards, or in this year's World Cup the coach of Switzerland has found one of the best teams of players for a long time. "When he is on the field he helps us a lot".