1 Jul 2014

Neymar will be fit for Colombia clash

7:12 pm on 1 July 2014

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

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was worried after Sunday's match against Chile, 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 says Neymar could miss a few training sessions depending on how the injuries progress.