Neymar celebrates return to training following injury

‘I feel good!’: Neymar celebrates return to training as Brazil star hopes to feature in World Cup last-16 clash against South Korea on Monday following injury

  • Brazil star Neymar is jubilant following his return to training at the World Cup 
  • Neymar will hope to be involved when Brazil take on South Korea on Monday 
  • There were fears the 30-year-old could be sidelined due to an ankle problem 
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Brazil star Neymar has celebrated his return to training as he steps up his recovery from injury.

Neymar missed Brazil’s games against Switzerland and Cameroon after suffering an ankle problem in their opening fixture against Serbia.

There were fears that the 30-year-old could be sidelined for the remainder of the tournament. 

Brazil star Neymar is delighted to have returned to training following an ankle injury

However, Neymar is hopeful of featuring in some capacity against South Korea on Monday in the last-16.  

Neymar posted two pictures of himself in training on Twitter, accompanied by the caption: ‘I feel good, I knew that I would now’ in reference to James Brown’s song ‘I Got You’. 

The 30-year-old has been absent since Brazil’s opening World Cup group game versus Serbia

The Paris Saint-Germain attacker was back working with the ball in training and and scored a brilliant goal past Weverton.  

Having Neymar available would be a significant boost for Brazil, especially with Gabriel Jesus having been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup.

Brazil and Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus could be out for up to three months with a knee injury

Arsenal striker Jesus could be out for up to three months as a result of a knee injury. 

Left-back Alex Telles, who is on loan at Sevilla from Manchester United, could also be out for a lengthy period.  

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