"I'm sure I have a chance to come back" for the rest of the World Cup with Brazil, said Friday Neymar, victim of a sprained right ankle Thursday against Serbia (2-0) and committed in a race against time to recover.
"Today is one of the most difficult moments of my career ... what's more in a World Cup, again", wrote on his Instagram account the Brazilian superstar, already injured during the 2014 World Cup in residence.
"I have an injury yes, it's annoying, it's going to hurt but I'm sure I have a chance to come back because I will do my best to help my country, my partners and myself," said he added.
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The PSG striker (30) was injured Thursday when Seleçao entered the race in Qatar (2-0), his right ankle swollen.
The doctor of the Brazilian selection, Rodrigo Lasmar, confirmed Friday a “ligamentous injury” and recorded the withdrawal of Neymar during the next match against Switzerland on Monday.
Some Brazilian media even believe that "Ney" could miss the call in the third pool match against Cameroon next Friday, with a possible return in a possible round of 16.
Neymar has promised to do everything to heal and return in time to support his partners.
“Nothing in my life was given or easy, I always had to chase after my dreams and goals,” he wrote.
“Waiting that long (the World Cup) for the enemy to shoot me down like that?
“, he continued.
“The pride and love I feel wearing this jersey is inexplicable.
If God gave me the opportunity to choose a country to be born in, it would be BRAZIL.
Thursday evening, "Ney" left the stadium limping slightly, without answering questions from journalists.
"We are confident, Neymar will play again in this World Cup," said coach Tite, in a firm tone.
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