It’s hard to get used to the idea of doing without Neymar for the Brazil team. At 28, number 10 is the cornerstone of the team, leading South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup after two days. Despite his groin injury a week ago in Istanbul, the Seleção would not be resigned to do without the player with 103 caps (64 goals) for the matches against Venezuela (Saturday November 14) and Uruguay (Wednesday November 18) . Globo indicates that the PSG and the staff of the selection must discuss this Thursday of the situation of the player but that the coach “Tite is still waiting for Neymar”.
“Honestly I think it’s not possible that he plays with Brazil, Parisian coach Thomas Tuchel warned last week. It would be a bad message. The information I have is that he will return after the break. “In Leipzig, at the microphone of Téléfoot, Tuchel held the same position concerning Neymar and for Kylian Mbappé (however summoned this Thursday with the Blues by Didier Deschamps):” I think they will stay with us to recover. “
Exchanges between PSG and Seleção
The player himself does not feel 100% and should not push to play at any cost. Still, the Brazilian federation is within its rights if it asks Neymar to go to the gathering of the national team, for which the players are expected this Monday or Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro. Discussions have already taken place between the medical teams of PSG and those of the Seleção. While relations have been stormy at times, especially during Neymar’s first right foot injury, they are said to be of much better quality today.
However, it is not Doctor Lasmar and his team who will decide whether or not to call the attacker, but rather his federation, which may be keen to avoid any privilege. Seen from Paris, the chances of Neymar participating in the two qualifying matches are low. Its use could represent a risk and it is expected that the truce will be devoted to a program of care and recovery before a return against Monaco on November 20. In the context of a busy season where he has already contracted the coronavirus and where 10 games will be linked until Christmas, two 10-hour flights, even in perfect conditions, can seem largely superfluous if they are not acts only to show his injury.
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