Brazilian superstar Neymar He missed his team’s friendly against South Korea on Thursday after suffering a foot injury while training for the game. During a session at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Wednesday, Neymar grabbed his right foot and fell on the turf after colliding with a teammate. He was immediately spotted by a trainer and limped off the field, but did not return. Team doctor during the pre-match press conference Rodrigo Lasmar said Neymar’s right foot was swollen and it was too early to determine his status for Thursday’s match.
“We’ll have to keep an eye on her feet until tomorrow morning,” the doctor said through an interpreter.
“Right now, it’s hard to say with any certainty whether he will be able to play. We’ll have to see him tomorrow morning.”
Lasmar said Neymar had been “traumatized” by a history of injuries to his right foot.
Neymar posted a photo of his injured foot on Instagram, showing the swelling.
Even before this latest injury, Brazilian coach Tate was facing some tough selection calls.
While Neymar and most of the team arrived in South Korea last week, six players from Real Madrid and Liverpool landed in Paris on Tuesday, three days after the Champions League final.
“Considering his physical condition and how far he has traveled, it may be appropriate for him to play in later matches (instead of Thursday),” Tight told a news conference. “But everyone is eager to play.”
Tight said South Korea, coached by Palo Bento for almost four years, were “well prepared” before the World Cup.
He selected captain Son Hyungman as a compliment when the Tottenham Hotspur player shared the Premier League Golden Boot with Liverpool. Muhammad Salah.
“Whether it’s technique, ability or mental strength, he’s a great player,” Tate said. “It’s no coincidence that he won the Golden Boot this year.”
Tate said he saw Thursday’s match as part of preparations for the World Cup, and would demand just one win from his team.
“I want to see how our players perform in round matches and set a standard for themselves,” Tate said.
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