Al-Rajjan – Brazil’s soccer superstar Neymar firmly believes in his comeback at the World Cup in Qatar, according to his team-mate Marquinhos. “He’s very focused, he sleeps in physiotherapy and has treatment 24 hours a day,” said the Paris Saint-Germain defender on Sunday. “It shows how badly he wants to return. We don’t know when that will be, but we hope it will happen as soon as possible.” However, due to an ankle ligament injury, the attacker will be playing the Brazilians’ next preliminary round game on Monday (5 p.m. / ARD and Magenta TV) against Switzerland sure to miss.
Right-back Danilo is also out due to a similar injury. National coach Tite left it open how he intends to replace the two regulars against the Swiss. He only revealed that Danilo will be replaced by either veteran Dani Alves or Éder Militão. “I’m very relaxed,” said the 61-year-old, referring to his large selection of personnel.