Neymar will come to South America for World Cup qualifying matches regardless of a groin damage he picked up in a Champions League match for Paris Saint-Germain. Brazil coach Tite referred to as Flamengo striker Pedro for the matches in opposition to Venezuela and Uruguay on Nov. 13 and 17, with out eradicating Neymar from the squad.
Dr. Rodrigo Lasmar mentioned he expects Neymar to be obtainable for the conflict at Uruguay “after an intensive week of coaching” with Brazil in Teresopolis, outdoors Rio de Janeiro.
“We’ve the possibility of restoration for the second match,” Lasmar advised Brazil’s soccer confederation web site.
“We are going to comply with his improvement intently.” PSG coach Thomas Tuchel mentioned final week it might be “not possible” for Neymar to play for Brazil as he recovered from the damage.
Brazil has already misplaced 4 gamers for the 2 clashes, together with three as a result of damage — midfielders Philippe Coutinho and Fabinho, and defender Rodrigo Caio. Defender Eder Militão is out after contracting COVID-19.
Pedro, 23, was referred to as for Brazil as soon as in September 2018, however suffered a severe knee damage that stopped his debut and stored him out of motion for months.
After a disappointingly brief spell at Fiorentina, he got here again to Brazil to start with of the yr on mortgage and is now one of many prime aim scorers for Flamengo, with eight targets in 13 matches.Brazil and Argentina lead the South American qualifying group with two wins from two matches.