Neymar Set To Miss Group Stage Matches

Brazil can breath an enormous sigh of relief after it was reported that Neymar  would be fit enough to play a part in the remainder of their World Cup campaign.

Neymar injured his ankle in a collision with Nikola Milenkovic in Brazil’s opening round win over Serbia and after trying to continue, was withdrawn for Manchester United Antony in the 80th minute.

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Fears over his availability for Brazil for the rest of the tournament in Qatar had been heightened when he was seen in tears on the bench with his shirt over his head as a team of physios inspected his ankle.

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A photo later emerged showing his ankle to be extremely swollen. It is an area of his body that he has experienced some difficulty with over his career.

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According to Sport, a Spanish publication, however he will be fine to play some part in the remainder of Brazil’s tournament. A return date of the last 16, with Brazil likely to play their last 16 tie on December 5.

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