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Neymar Happy to Avoid Nigeria in World Cup Draw

Brazil forward Neymar says he is happy that Brazil have avoided any African teams in their 2018 World Cup group- particularly Nigeria. The Seleção have been drawn with Serbia, Costa Rica and Switzerland at next summer’s tournament in Russia.

The Paris Saint Germain forward says he is happy that his team have not been handed a tough assignment against an African side, “We have to be at our best to get a good result particularly in our first game of the tournament.

“The teams in our group are difficult to play against. I am happy it wasn’t a group where we had to play against African teams like Nigeria. They run a lot and are very physical in their approach. We are no doubt still up against strong sides at the World Cup.”

Brazil will start their World Cup campaign against Switzerland in Rostov on 17th June, followed by games against Costa Rica in St. Petersburg and Serbia in Moscow.


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