Brazil celebrity Neymar is questionable for a pleasant match towards South Korea on Thusday after sustaining a proper foot damage throughout coaching in Seoul on the eve of the sport.
Brazil held an open coaching session at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Wednesday. The visiting South Individuals will tackle the Taeguk Warriors on the identical venue Thursday, for an 8 p.m. kickoff.
Through the session, Neymar collided with a teammate after which grabbed his proper foot as he dropped to the pitch. He took off his proper cleat as a staff coach got here on to take a more in-depth look. Neymar lined his face together with his left hand in apparent ache.
Neymar limped off the pitch underneath his personal energy however didn’t return to coaching.
Throughout a prematch press convention held after the coaching session, Brazil’s staff physician, Rodrigo Lasmar, stated Neymar’s proper foot had some swelling, and the staff must monitor his progress till Thursday morning earlier than making the decision on his match standing.
“It’s too early to inform with certainty whether or not he’ll be capable of play within the match,” the physician stated via an interpreter throughout the on-line presser. “We’ll have to attend till tomorrow morning.”
Lasmar stated Neymar was “traumatized” after fracturing his fifth metatarsal bone in the precise foot in February 2018, and he tends to be notably involved about any ache to his proper foot.
The 30-year-old ahead for Paris Saint-Germain is likely one of the world’s most recognizable and wealthiest soccer gamers.
Neymar’s absence in Thursday’s match might be a serious letdown for the sellout crowd at 66,000-seat Seoul World Cup Stadium, a lot of whom probably paid to see him in Seoul for the primary time since October 2013.
Neymar later uploaded a photograph of his swollen proper foot on Instagram.