He returned to training the day after recovering from the injury. It is now known that Neymar Jr is playing in the match against South Korea in the last sixteen.
Reuters reported that Brazil coach Tite confirmed Neymar’s return on Sunday. In the pre-match press conference, when Brazilian defender and captain Thiago Silva was asked if Neymar would return, coach Tite said “Yes”, and pulled the microphone.
O TITE CONFIRMOU LOGO NA PRIMEIRA PERGUNTA DA COLETIVA! NEYMAR TÁ DE VOLTA CONTRA A COREIA DO SUL! 🤪🇧🇷🔥 #TNTSportsNoQatar pic.twitter.com/XMPnqz3htj— TNT Sports BR (@TNTSportsBR) December 4, 2022
But it is more likely that Neymar will start from the last sixteen benches. That’s why Tite wants to see Neymar in a pre-match training session. After that, he will make the final decision to keep it at eleven.
Neymar was injured while playing with Serbia in the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar. It later turned out that his leg was sprained. As a result, the PSG striker was unable to play in Brazil’s next two matches in the group stage.
His team took an easy win over Switzerland after Neymar’s injury. However, he lost 1-0 against five-time world champions Cameroon.
Before that, the Brazilian team doctor had said that it would take some time for Neymar to recover from the injury. But before that, he was seen on the pitch.
Last night, Neymar shared two photos on his verified Facebook page with the caption “I’m fine”. Now I know how I feel. ‘
I feel good, I knew that I would now— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) December 3, 2022
In the photo shared by Neymar, he is seen running with the ball. And he can be seen in a celebratory mood after scoring. Neymar said with this photo that he will play against South Korea in the Round of 16.
Meanwhile, Tite had been waiting for Neymar since his injury. Not only the coach of the team, but all of Brazil was waiting for Neymar. Finally, the wait is over. Neymar had been waiting for the doctor’s green light for a very long time. Now he got it too.
But despite Neymar’s return, Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telle’s World Cup has come to an end. However, the uncertainty about Alex Sandro is still not over.
Tomorrow, Monday, at 7 pm (GMT), Korea will face Brazil, the group champion who turned sixteen.