Neymar is in line to return from harm for Brazil’s last-16 World Cup conflict with South Korea on Tuesday morning (AEDT) however might want to show his health first, coach Tite mentioned.
The 30-year-old famous person ahead suffered an ankle harm in Brazil’s opening win in Qatar over Serbia after which missed the final two group matches.
“Regarding Neymar, he’s going to coach this afternoon and if he’s OK, he’ll play tomorrow,” mentioned Tite.
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It shouldn’t be the information Korea’s Portuguese coach Paulo Bento hoped for.
“We could be hypocrites if we mentioned we desire taking part in towards Neymar,” mentioned Bento.
“That could be a lie, we desire him to not play however actually talking, I all the time desire the perfect gamers to play.”
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Bento complained concerning the fast turnaround between the final group stage match on Friday and Monday’s final 16 conflict.
Unlike Brazil who rested most of their first alternative gamers having already certified after two video games, Korea needed to combat to the final minute of their 2-1 win over Portugal to make it into the knockouts.
“After the bodily tiredness from the earlier video games there’s additionally the emotional fatigue after the Portugal recreation,” mentioned Bento.
“I made a decision to let the gamers relaxation yesterday and we solely educated this morning.
“Of course that’s a burden for groups. It’s a further burden in comparison with Brazil … who modified the road up for his or her final recreation: they did one thing we couldn’t do within the final recreation.”
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Meanwhile, Tite had harsh criticism for those who accused him of taking an pointless danger with Arsenal ahead Gabriel Jesus, who was injured towards Cameroon and can miss the remainder of the event.
Some native media mentioned that Jesus arrived on the World Cup carrying a knock which Tite knew about when choosing him from the begin to face the African facet on Friday.
Brazil had already certified for the knockout rounds and misplaced 1-0.
“I don’t like listening to lies, evil lies from individuals who wish to do unhealthy issues to others,” fumed Tite.
“At no time can we play for victory on the danger of a participant. The liars, the haters who hold giving hate ought to go and do one thing else and cease giving faux information.
“Arsenal have an excellent medical division, we’ve an excellent medical division. This by no means occurred and I’d by no means let it occur.”
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The Koreans are eyeing one other “miracle” after Hwang Hee-chan’s harm time winner towards Portugal, earlier than they needed to watch the Uruguay-Ghana recreation on their telephones sweating on the outcome, ultimately studying they’d earned a spherical of 16 spot.
Captain and famous person Son Heung-min mentioned by tears: “We by no means gave up.
“Our gamers have been attempting to run an additional step extra, sacrificing themselves, and that allowed us to realize outcome.”
Cho Gue-sung mentioned: “It actually appears like a miracle.”
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