Neymar will return to work on the pitch with his team this Saturday

Star Neymar, who has been absent since his World Cup debut with a right ankle injury, will return to work on the pitch on Saturday, two days before Brazil’s game against South Korea in the round of 16, reports the Brazilian team doctor.

‘Ney”s reunion with the ball is a relief for the five-time champions, who are suffering from the gradual dismantling of their defence: Left-back Alex Telles suffered a right knee injury in Friday’s Group G loss to Cameroon (1-0).

Telles, who will undergo an MRI on Saturday to establish his illness, joins other bruised attackers, Danilo (right) and Alex Sandro (left), absent since the victorious debut against Serbia (2-0) and the victory against the Switzerland (1 -0) respectively.

“Regarding Neymar and Alex Sandro, we still have 72 hours before the next game. We have time on our side. There are still possibilities (they play against Korea) and we’ll wait and see what that transition looks like. They haven’t started field work with the ball yet, it will be done from Saturday,” Rodrigo Lasmar said at a press conference.

“It’s important to observe how the players’ response will be to this new stimulus. Depending on that, in these next two days they may or may not have conditions,” he added.

Lasmar assured that Danilo presented “a very positive development” and did “intense work on the pitch, already with the ball” on Friday.

It is expected that tomorrow (Saturday) he will train normally with the group. Let’s see what it does. If all goes wellit’s very possible that he will be available for Tite in the next game,” he said.

Apart from Neymar and the defenders, striker Gabriel Jesus complained of pain in his right knee after the game. The striker will be assessed on Saturday to find out the details of his condition, the specialist added.

Despite losing to Cameroon playing with a ‘B’ XI, which lost them an unbeaten record of 17 games, Brazil finished top of Group G with six points, like Switzerland, who they beat with a better goal difference. Cameroon and Serbia eliminated complete the area.

The ‘scratch’ will now prepare the clash against the Koreans in the round of 16, which will be played on Monday at the 974 stadium in Doha.

Cameroon surprises and takes three points against the favorite

The group stage of the World Cup in Qatar closed its curtain this Friday with the last two duels of group G. On this occasion, Brazil, favorites for the title, faced Cameroon, team that needed a victory to dream of the round of 16. Note that the other duel in the area opposed Switzerland to Serbia, rivals who were also fighting for a ticket.

In this order of ideas, the duel that took place in Lusail, one of the biggest in the World Cup, had several emotions in the rival goals, however, the lack of efficiency caused the duel to remain at zero for a long time.

Finally, the result and the surprise of the day came from Cameroon, who took the three points in the last minutes. Although the victory did not help them qualify, they achieved a historic feat by being the only African team to win the scratch at the World Cups.

With an almost substitute payroll, Brazil jumped onto the pitch in search of three points that would make them best of the group stages, because at this stage neither team had managed to add a perfect score in their three games.

Those led by Tite took possession of the ball from the first minutes. Footballers like Antony, Gabriel Jesús and Rodrygo, did their thing to disturb the Cameroonian goalkeeper defended with haughtiness by goalkeeper Epassi.

One of the clearest scoring chances of the first half was gabriel martinelli, a player who received a perfect ball to the side and hit his head towards goal. However, to his misfortune, the African goalkeeper emphatically took the corner.

Brazil rested on their laurels and towards the end of the game striker Aboubakar won through the air to hit a header and leave goalkeeper Ederson motionless.

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