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Injuries raise doubts about Brazil’s World Cup preparations

30 June, 2018, 08:44 | Author: Rachael Silva
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The World Cup is the ideal opportunity for lower ranked players to display their qualities to the global audience and to the thousands of football clubs who are on the look out to strengthen their squad.

The Costa Rican players have been heavily criticized back home and will hope to turn the pages to give their people something to cheer about.

"Marcelo has a medical history with this kind of injury", Lasmar said in the mixed zone. The midfielder hinted he was not used to this type of training load with his team in China.

The 30-year-old limped off the field ten minutes into the Group E clash in Moscow.

Former Brazil worldwide Sylvinho has admitted that he was "worried" about Neymar before the World Cup began.


"Injuries will happen, it's inevitable, and for the most varied reasons", he said Thursday, a day after the Brazilians advanced by beating Serbia.

Brazil will face Mexico in the round of 16 on Monday as they look to reclaim their place as the best in the world.

Visibility distressed upon being replaced by Felipe Luis, the blow caused real concern for head coach Tite and the rest of the Brazil squad due to his attacking presence and experience he brings to the national team. "I'll be back in action soon". Doctors had said Costa's problem was likely to take more time to heal.

Despite a spirited first half with several shots on goal from Costa Rica (few and far between in the match against Brazil), La Sele ended the first half down by one.

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