Brazil play Switzerland on Monday in FIFA World Cup. AP
Doha: Brazil should do with out injured star ahead Neymar in opposition to Switzerland on the World Cup on Monday as Cristiano Ronaldo appears to be like to steer Portugal into the final 16 in Qatar.
5-time world champions Brazil might safe a spot within the knockout section with a win over the Swiss relying on the end result of the day’s early sport between Serbia and Cameroon.
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Brazil kicked off their marketing campaign in Qatar with a 2-0 victory over Serbia in Group G however Neymar limped off with a sprained ankle.
“On the time it was tough for him and after the sport he was unhappy which I feel is regular given how a lot he has dreamt of this,” stated Brazil centre-back Marquinhos.
“Now, after the checks and the therapy, he’s doing physiotherapy 24 hours a day which exhibits how a lot he desires to be again with us.
“We don’t know when, however we hope it’s as quickly as doable.”
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Ronaldo turned the primary man to attain in 5 World Cups after changing a disputed penalty in Portugal’s opening 3-2 victory over Ghana in Group H.
The Portuguese will qualify for the second spherical in the event that they beat Uruguay on the Lusail Stadium, which is able to host the ultimate on December 18.
Danilo Pereira has been dominated out of the remainder of the group stage after fracturing three ribs in coaching, that means 39-year-old Pepe is prone to begin in defence.
It will make him the second oldest outfield participant ever to seem in a World Cup match, after Cameroon nice Roger Milla.
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Cameroon misplaced to Switzerland of their first sport so will try to bounce again in opposition to Serbia, who’re being investigated by FIFA after the group hung a controversial flag depicting Kosovo of their altering room earlier than their loss to Brazil.
South Korea coach Paulo Bento says the group will see a “completely different” Son Heung-min in opposition to Ghana after the ahead obtained used to his protecting face masks throughout their 0-0 draw with Uruguay.
Earlier than coming to Qatar, Son had surgical procedure to restore a fracture round his left eye he suffered whereas enjoying for Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month.
“First he wanted to really feel comfy together with his teammates and afterwards with the opponents. The second sport shall be completely different,” stated Bento.
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