Is Neymar fit? Can the Brazil superstar play against Switzerland?

first_imgIf Brazil are to star at World Cup 2018, they will need Neymar to be at his brilliant best.The Paris Saint-Germain star almost single-handedly got them to the final in 2014 before an injury curtailed his tournament and his compatriot were beat 7-1 by Germany in the semi-finals. Now Brazil are less reliant on the ex-Barcelona man but he’s still the key player.This World Cup, though, he comes into the tournament with an injury.Neymar suffered a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle in February and has only played in two matches since receiving the blow, a 2-1 friendly win over Croatia and a 3-0 triumph over Austria – and he scored in both matches. 3 Neymar in action for Brazil against Croatia in his first match back from injury. Brazil head coach Tite has given his verdict on Neymar’s fitness. But is he fit enough to start against Switzerland, a game which you can hear live on talkSPORT.Brazil head coach Tite said in the pre-match press conference: “Neymar, we have to watch out for him, he might not be able to be fully fit but his recovery has been good.“Neymar is not 100 per cent yet but he is very privileged physically, his sprinting capacity and his speed is very impressive, he has not lost that yet, but he is not 100 per cent yet. He is good enough to play very well.”center_img 3 3 Neymar has been pictured training hard ahead of Brazil v Switzerland, which you can hear live on talkSPORT from 7pm. talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more