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World Cup: ‘His ankle was deflated’, Brazilian media are optimistic about Neymar

More fear than harm for Neymar? A victim of a sprained right ankle against Serbia, the Brazilian playmaker could be back on the pitch sooner than expected. Indeed, despite his package against Switzerland, the Parisian could play against Cameroon on Friday or in the round of 16, 5 or 6 December, if Brazil finish first or second in his group.

According to Brazilian media outlet UOL Esporte, the Brazilian staff is “very optimistic” and “after the match against Switzerland will decide on Neymar’s strategy: in other words, the presence of the PSG player in the match against Cameroon will depend on the outcome of his choice against Nati on Monday. The newspaper also reports that his ankle has already deflated and he walks normally.

Tite explained several times that his star could play again in this World Cup. “We trust. I can assure you that Neymar will play in the World Cup, I am absolutely sure of this,” he assured two days ago.

Source: Le Parisien

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