Home » Neymar WILL play against South Korea in World Cup last 16 after recovering from ankle injury, confirms Brazil manager

NEYMAR has provided Brazil will a massive boost as the talisman is confirmed to be fit ahead of the clash with South Korea.

Brazil manager Tite confirmed that the attacker will train with the squad today and that he is on track to make the round of 16 tie.

Neymar has been back in training with Brazil


Neymar has been back in training with BrazilCredit: https://twitter.com/bellexcosta/status/1599094047771009024?s=20&t=oZ0dJ4eAF8fjMaFEpn6kAg
Neymar has not played since picking up an injury against Cameroon


Neymar has not played since picking up an injury against CameroonCredit: Getty

There had been concerns that Neymar would miss the remainder of the tournament, but Tite has played down those worries.

Tite said: “Regarding Neymar, he’s going to practice this afternoon and if he is ok, he will play tomorrow.

“I don’t share any information that is not true.

“My answer is he will practice this afternoon, if everything goes well, he will play.”

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Neymar hurt his ankle in Brazil’s opening game of the World Cup.

The PSG star had to be subbed off in the 80th minute of his side’s 2-0 win over Serbia.

The news that Neymar is set to make his return could not have come at a better time from Brazil as Gabriel Jesus was ruled out of the rest of the tournament.

The Arsenal star has picked up a knee injury and will not play any further part in the competition.


Neymar is still on the hunt for his first major title at the international level with Brazil.

He suffered heartbreak in the 2014 World Cup as he suffered a back injury against Columbia.

He also missed the entire 2019 Copa America campaign with an ankle problem.

Brazil will play South Korea at Stadium 974 on Monday evening.