World Cup 2018: Brazilian Star Neymar Is Better Than Expected

News by Rob Williams Published on 24 May,2018 Updated on 24 May,2018
  • Neymar back to training on Tuesday
  • Neymar is better than expected

Neymar’s foot injury has been "better than expected," as per the reports by the national team's physical trainer.

CAPTION: Neymar back in training SOURCE: BBC

The Paris St-Germain player who has been out of action since breaking a bone in his foot in a league game on 25th February was back on Tuesday for training.

He has been named in Brazil's World Cup squad for next month's tournament.

"His development is better than expected," trainer Fabio Mahseredjian told journalists.

Mahseredjian added, "We don't know how far a top athlete like him can go, but I can say his development has been above what we expected."

"We have started working one month before our World Cup opener, and until the end of the group stage there is more than a month."

"I believe that training with the squad, being monitored like he is now, with daily follow-ups, Neymar is very well taken care of. ... It will be important [to see Neymar] when he plays 11 against 11 on a reduced pitch. "

CAPTION: Neymar SOURCE: Sky Sports

Brazil will play their opening World Cup fixture against Switzerland on 17th June and will play further matches against.

Team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, who led the team that operated on the world's most expensive player in March, said: "He's regaining his usual movements bit by bit."

"The next step is full group training and then play games. Everything is being done for him to feel at ease."