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Injury won't keep Neymar from WC

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian football star Neymar said he would be well enough to play in the World Cup in June despite a foot injury that could force him to miss the rest of the club season.

The 22-year-old Barcelona player injured his left foot during a 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Spain's Copa del Rey final.

FC Barcelona said he would be benched for four weeks and could miss the rest of the club season.

With less than two months to go, Neymar, however, promised to be healthy on time to play in the World Cup.

"I always had a bit of fear" that the injury would force me to "stay out ... of the World Cup," Neymar told Globo TV.

"But within the next three weeks I'll be back and I hope to play Barcelona's last game," he said.

Brazil coach Felipe Scolari plans for Neymar to lead his country's hopes for a sixth World Cup title on home soil in June.





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