After the match between Brazil and Serbia, we headed to Blended Zone, the FIFA-designated space contained in the stadium the place journalists get to work together with gamers after a match.
From a distance, I may see someone in a wheelchair with one leg closely bandaged.
No, it was not Neymar. It was a lady scribe – Christina – from Lebanon.
She harm her knee after falling down from the media tribune gallery whereas watching the match between France and Australia. She was in ache, however it appeared she was extra involved about Neymar’s damage!
“Is there any replace on Neymar?” Christina requested me.
The journalists from Brazil, who huddled collectively in a nook, regarded dejected.
Once I noticed the acquainted face amongst them, I went to him and inquired about Neymar. “Coach Tite and the staff physician will quickly meet the press,” he stated.
A bunch of Serbian gamers handed via the Blended Zone, however the scribes have been glued to the tv, in search of updates on Neymar. “Neymar has an damage on his proper ankle. It can take not less than 24 hours to determine the precise extent of his damage,” the staff physician’s phrases solely helped gas extra speculations on the participant’s situation. Coach Tite, nevertheless, sounded fairly optimistic.
Lastly, Brazilian gamers began winding their means via the combined zone.
Captain Thiago Silva and goalkeeper Alisson Becker spoke at size on the staff’s comfy win over Serbia. Within the meantime, the nimble-footed Vinícius Junior dribbled previous the scribes! Dani Alves, the senior-most member of this Brazilian squad, was seen hugging a Spanish journalist.
She works with Spanish every day Mundo Deportivo and was very near Alves throughout his days at Barcelona FC. This was their first assembly after Alves left Barca and joined Mexican membership Pumas.
Lastly, Neymar entered the room, however as he was in critical discomfort on account of ache, he hobbled via the combined zone, not stopping for anybody.
There is just one purpose why Brazilians are anxious about Neymar’s situation.
Tite might have so many attacking choices to select from within the upcoming matches, however there isn’t a substitute for Neymar’s creativity and fluidity.