Neymar fitness in the spotlight

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Jun 2018 10:17:09



BRAZIL will keep a close eye on the fitness of star striker Neymar when the World Cup contenders face Croatia in a friendly at Anfield on Sunday.
Neymar, who scored four goals in the 2014 World Cup, has not played any form of football since February after breaking his foot. The 26-year-old Paris Saint Germain ace sat out
training on Thursday as a precaution.
But his Brazil team-mate Fernandinho has given a positive assessment of Neymar’s condition just two weeks before the start of the World Cup on June 14.

“By the movements and dribbles he has been doing in training, he has shown he is well,” said the Manchester City midfielder. “He is confident which is important, he shows that he isn’t scared of our defenders as he takes them on without fear.”