Brazilian doctor: Neymar will undergo a test from fitness in delay before facing the round of 16

LUCILLE (Qatar): Defender Danilo is showing positive signs in his recovery from an ankle injury, Brazil doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said after last night’s 1-0 defeat to Cameroon, as Neymar races to prepare for the clash of the round of 16 of the World Cup with South Korea. Both Danilo and Neymar picked up ankle injuries during Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Serbia in their opening Group G match, which prevented them from winning 1-0 against Switzerland and surprisingly losing to Cameroon on the same result. Alex Sandro picked up a thigh injury against Switzerland, while Alex Telles and Gabriel Jesus could be added to the injured list after complaining of pain after last night’s game against Cameroon, with coach Tite fielding a lineup of substitutes. “Regarding Neymar and Alex Sandro, we believe we have plenty of time and there is a chance for them to participate,” Lasmar told reporters, when asked about the willingness of the injured players to participate in the round of 16 match. next Monday. “Let’s wait to see how they are,” he added. They haven’t started training with the ball yet and they will do it tomorrow (today Saturday). It will be important to see how they respond to this new style and in based on that we will call them in squad”. “Danilo has grown very positively and today he trained very hard with the ball and adapted very positively. We expect him today to be able to train normally with his teammates. Let’s see what happens and hopefully we have very high expectations that he will be available for the next match.” The Brazilian team doctor added that Telles and Jesus will undergo test Saturday. He said: “Alex Telles complains of pain in his right knee after sustaining a bruise. His conditions were assessed in the dressing room and he will undergo an MRI scan on Saturday in to be able to assess his condition. Gabriel Jesus complained of pain in his right knee after the match and after the evaluation we requested an X-ray today.” Despite losing to Cameroon, the first African team to defeat Brazil in the World Cup, the team of coach Tite finished first in Group G, on goal difference from Switzerland, with six points each. Brazil are looking to win their sixth World Cup title in Qatar. (Reuters)