Neymar admits not being 100 percent fit ahead of World Cup

AP , Sunday 27 May 2018

Football Soccer - Brazil national soccer team training - World Cup 2018 - Granja Comary, Teresopolis, Brazil - May 25, 2018 - Neymar greets the audience. REUTERS

Neymar has admitted he is not 100 percent in shape after a week of training with Brazil in World Cup preparations.

The striker said Sunday at the Brazilian football confederation headquarters in Rio de Janeiro that he still feels discomfort in his recovering right foot.

The 26-year-old Neymar has not played a match since February but said ''there is nothing to stop'' him from taking part in a friendly against Croatia on June 3 in Liverpool.

Brazil's 20-man squad will fly to London later Sunday to continue its World Cup preparations.

Champions League winners Casemiro and Marcelo of Real Madrid and runner-up Roberto Firmino of Liverpool will join the group on Monday.

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