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Neymar will be fit

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil - Neymar will be fit to play in the World Cup quarter-final against Colombia despite thigh and knee injuries sustained against Chile, Brazil's football confederation says.

The confederation said team doctor Jose Luiz Runco checked Neymar when the squad returned to its training camp and said the player was not a concern for Saturday's match in Fortaleza.

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was worried after Sunday's Chile match, saying it could take days for Neymar to get better and that doctors would have to do their "best to put him on the pitch."

Neymar complained of a left thigh injury after Brazil's penalty shoot-out win over Chile, and Runco said the star forward was also being treated for a hit on his right knee.

Confederation spokesman Rodrigo Paiva said Neymar could miss a few training sessions depending on how the injuries progress.





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