Neymar hobbles out of Brazil training session after 15 minutes

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The Brazil camp said he was feeling the effects of an injury suffered in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Switzerland in their opening Group E outing.

Neymar left the Rostov Arena limping but told media that there was nothing to worry about, and his appearance in training appeared to allay any fears that he had suffered yet another heartbreaking injury at a World Cup following his 2014 anguish.

The federation says Neymar has been in pain since the team's 1-1 draw against Switzerland, when he was consistently fouled.

Brazil star Neymar limps off from a Fifa World Cup training session in Sochi.

Brazil's squad will be considered failures should they not claim their sixth World Cup title in Russian Federation, according to the legendary Rivaldo.

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Brazil were not just unhappy with the treatment meted out to Neymar, but also Switzerland's equaliser when the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system failed to rule out Steven Zuber's equaliser for a slight push on Miranda.

Rodrigues said Neymar would continue his recovery process but was set to practice normally on Wednesday, two days before the team's match against Costa Rica in St. Petersburg.

A third fan wrote: "Neymar injured in training".

Whether Neymar will feature in those games remains to be seen.

Costa Rica lost their first match against Serbia, ending a five-game unbeaten run at the World Cup finals - they haven't lost back-to-back World Cup games since June 2006, when they lost four in a row. In 1998, Alan Shearer was fouled a whopping 10 times in England's curtain-jerker against Tunisia. We can have one player being the protagonist in one game, then another in the next one, but the most important thing is the group. "When he is on the field he helps us a lot".

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