Brazil and Neymar try to bounce back from World Cup draw

Brazil and Neymar try to bounce back from World Cup draw

Brazil and Neymar try to bounce back from World Cup draw

Brazil's Neymar, right, leaves a training session because of pain in his right ankle, in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

Neymar returned to Brazil's training after sustaining an injury during Tuesday's training session.

According to Opta, Neymar became the most fouled player in a World Cup game since England's Alan Shearer against Tunisia in 1998, the Selecao striker having been illegally halted by Switzerland 10 times throughout the game.

Brazil have been handed a huge disappointment after Neymar was taken out of their training session after just ten minutes. He was visibly in pain as he walked from the field accompanied by the team's doctor.

In a photo shared on his mother Nadine Goncalves's Instagram account, the 26-year-old can be seen sporting an altogether less intricate new 'do.

Neymar was carried out of the last World Cup in his homeland on a stretcher after being kneed in the back by Colombian Juan Zuniga in their quarter-final encounter.

Steven Zuber appeared to push Miranda before heading home a second-half goal that saw Tite's side held 1-1 in a Group E clash at Rostov Arena.

Brazil coach Tite refused to be drawn on whether Switzerland had set out to rough Neymar up but their physical superiority was evident - another standout statistic was that the Swiss covered eight kilometers more ground than the Brazilians. After Switzerland, the Brazilians will take on Serbia and Costa Rica in Group E. And with the team's top star not expected to be at his best again for the game against Costa Rica on Friday, it will be up to Coutinho to step forward and try to lead the five-time champions. He felt some pain and went to the physiotherapy, and tomorrow he will train normally. And in the national team's latest training session, things weren't looking so well.

Six months after his record-breaking transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar fractured his right foot in February in a match against Marseille.

"Yes, Switzerland hit us a lot. but all matches will be like this, I guess", Coutinho told reporters.

"We want to win, it's a World Cup, but the coach is not going to play with the players' health".

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