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Neymar Plays Down Injury As Brazil Beat Cameroon

Brazil captain Neymar has played down the extent of the injury which saw him last only 7 minutes of Brazil’s 1-0 friendly win over Cameroon in Milton Keynes on Tuesday.

Richarlison’s first half header was enough to see off Clarence Seedorf’s Cameroon side, but Neymar hobbled off with a groin problem after only 7 minutes.

The player played down the injury in a post on his Instagram account, which read, “We are happy to finish the year for the work done so far. These last games were important to recover from the biggest defeat, which was the World Cup.

“We remain strong, focused and aiming to be better. Congratulations, boys, for everything. Thanks to everyone who sent me messages wishing a good recovery, I think it was nothing serious.”

Brazil doctor Rodrigo Lasmar also suggested the injury was unlikely to be serious, “He felt a discomfort in the groin area and left complaining of discomfort.

“But he has started the treatment. We need time, we will have a scan. We have to wait for 24 hours to see how it evolves.”


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