Joao Castelo-Branco shares his thoughts on Brazil's statement that Neymar was given permission to leave training after he limped out of the session. "The training today was more about us than them, but we are going to analyse everything and define the best way to beat them".
'Neymar trained a little, felt the pain, returned to physical therapy and tomorrow trains normally'.
Neymar was sidelined for about three months because of the injury and was not fully fit when he arrived in Russian Federation for the World Cup.
Costa Rica shocked England, Italy and Uruguay to reach the quarter-finals four years ago, but are even more in need of the points after losing 1-0 to Serbia in their opening game.
Portugal boss Santos wary of under-pressure Morocco
If anyone thought Portugal were a one-man team at this World Cup, last Friday's match only reinforced such an opinion. The Morocco defender Nabil Dirar added: "Tomorrow will be a final for us, an important battle".
LARSON: Messi falls well short of Ronaldo's standard in draw with Iceland
Messi stepped up for the kick but Halldorsson guessed correctly and palmed away the Argentine skipper's side-footed effort. It's a very even World Cup and you're seeing that, because all the games are very close ", said Messi.
Philippe Coutinho stunner cancelled by Steven Zuber as Brazil held 1-1
Switzerland held Brazil to a 1-1 draw in another upset at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation on Sunday. Add Brazil to the list of World Cup contenders that ran into a roadblock in the opening match of the tournament.
Brazil media officer Vinicius Rodrigues has since stressed the issue was not associated with Neymar's foot as he highlighted the rough treatment the forward received against Switzerland.
The eventual champions left Brazil in tears that night, but defender Marcelo, on the eve of their Group E opener against Switzerland at the Rostov Arena, insisted there were no psychological scars.
In a news conference on the eve of Sunday's match, Brazil coach Tite said Neymar is still not 100% fit as he recovers from surgery to fix a broken bone in his right foot.
However, it was Behrami's performance that saw Switzerland keep Brazil's most unsafe player silent and deservedly win one point from the game.
"There is a lot of pressure when we play because the world of football is looking at us", Tite said Saturday.
Brazil's Neymar, the most expensive soccer player on the planet, fared no better as he made his competitive return after a lengthy injury absence against Switzerland.