Brazil boss Tite insists Neymar’s World Cup isn’t over despite the nasty injury he suffered in their World Cup opener.
They won 2-0 against Serbia with Richarlison scoring both goals, the second was absolutely stunning and described as ‘one of the best World Cup goals of all time’.
However, there have been disturbing scenes involving their star Neymar.
A stinging challenge from Nikola Milenkovic meant he had to be substituted in the second half, and replays showed his ankle had taken a bad beating.
As he sat on the Brazil bench, he lifted his shirt above his head and looked distraught.
After the final whistle he appeared to have some swelling around his ankle, however, Selecao boss Tite suggested the injury was not as bad as it looked.
Tite reportedly said: “Don’t worry, Neymar will play in the World Cup. He will continue to play, you can be sure of that”.
Neymar is in his third World Cup for Brazil and there is pressure on him to deliver.
Most Read Football
Richarlison’s acrobatic goal called ‘one of the greatest in World Cup history’
World’s 19th richest man is latest candidate for Man United takeover
Man United ‘more attractive’ than Liverpool and timing of sale no coincidence
Apple interested in buying Man United as tech giants try to take club from Glazers
England’s possible route to Qatar 2022 World Cup final with dates and times confirmed
Michael Beale: QPR expect manager to become new Rangers boss
Ramsdale calls Ferrell a ‘w**ker man’ in hilarious ‘feud’ ahead of England v USA
Beckham open to Man United takeover after Glazers put club up for sale
He has 75 goals for his country and is just two goals off Pele’s official record.
talkSPORT World Cup 2022 coverage
talkSPORT will provide wall-to-wall coverage of the 2022 World Cup
We will broadcast all 64 matches of the tournament live, with over 600 hours of coverage on our network.
You can tune into talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 via our free online streaming service at talkSPORT.com.
talkSPORT is widely available across the UK via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.
You can also download the talkSPORT app or ask your smart speaker to play talkSPORT.