Brazil boss Tite ‘confident’ that Neymar ‘will continue playing in the World Cup’ after ankle injury
Brazil coach Tite is hopeful Neymar will be fit to continue in the World Cup after he picked up an ankle injury in their opening 2-0 victory over Serbia.
Richarlison scored both goals, the second a sublime leaping volley, but that was overshadowed by Neymar limping off late on and appearing emotional on the bench.
The forward has struggled with ankle problems in the past, but Tite does not believe the issue is serious, telling a press conference: We are confident that Neymar will continue playing in the World Cup.
Brazil doctor Rodrigo Lasmar added: We need to wait 24-48 hours in order to have a better assessment. We have not scheduled any MRI and tomorrow well have a new assessment.
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