Neymar is expected to return from injury and be available to play for South Korea. Neymar will be eligible for Monday’s play against the other semifinalist if he completes training on Sunday without aggravating the ankle injury he sustained in Brazil’s opening World Cup match against Serbia, according to Brazil coach Tite.
He didn’t participate in their subsequent games against Cameroon and Switzerland, but he should against South Korea. Tite stated in his press conference on Sunday, prior to the match in the round of 16, that his star player should be available to play on Monday.
In a statement by the Brazil’s head coach, he said: “Neymar will practice this afternoon, and if everything is okay, he will play. Him being in the line-up will depends on whether the medical department clear him to play.”
This is a boost to the Brazilian side as they are aware of Neymar’s top quality on the pitch.