Brazil’s Coach Tite said star player Neymar is looking good to play in their World Cup last-16 match against South Korea Monday after recovering from an ankle injury.
Neymar suffered the injury in Brazil’s opening 2-0 win over Serbia, which ruled him out of their 1-0 win over Switzerland and the shock defeat by Cameroon, one of a series of injury problems within the squad.
Full back Danilo was also cleared by the medical staff for the game against South Korea.
“Neymar will train in the afternoon and if he trains well he will play,” Tite told a news conference.
“Danilo and Neymar are back,” he said. Tite stressed that Neymar’s return was with the full backing of the team’s medical staff and the player’s physical health was the priority.
“If he plays, it’s because he is in full health and ready to start, to play from the beginning and the entire game with no limitations,” Tite said.
“My preference is always to play my best players from the start.”

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