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Neymar left out of main Brazil team at 2018 FIFA World Cup camp

Neymar, who is still being hampered by a foot injury, was left out of Brazil’s main side on Thursday at its 2018 FIFA World Cup training camp.

football Updated: Jun 01, 2018 13:16 IST
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Brazil will face Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup friendly in Liverpool on Sunday. It is not clear if Neymar will start. (Action Images via Reuters)

After saying last week that he was not 100 percent healthy, Neymar was left out of Brazil’s main team Thursday at its 2018 FIFA World Cup training camp. (2018 FIFA WORLD CUP SCHEDULE)

The Paris Saint-Germain striker is still being hampered by a foot injury.

Before heading to London on Sunday, Neymar said he had not fully recovered after a week of training with the national team in Brazil. But he predicted that he would be better for the tournament in Russia, which begins on June 14.

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Brazil will face Croatia in a friendly on Sunday in Liverpool. It is not clear if Neymar will start.

In Thursday’s practice, Brazil coach Tite used Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus up front.

Thiago Silva was also put in the practice team, in the place of Marquinhos.

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Earlier, the Brazilian soccer confederation said midfielder Renato Augusto injured his right knee and could miss the game against Croatia at Anfield.

The 30-year-old Augusto is likely to be rested for the rest of the week.

Brazil has been practicing at Tottenham’s training center since Monday and will stay until June 8.

The team’s last pre-World Cup friendly will be against Austria on June 10.