youear pointed towards a round night, that of the premiere in Qatar 2022 with good feelings and a good result, an indisputable 2-0 against Serbia. However, an accident prevented happiness from being complete at the Lusail Stadium for Brazil: the injury of his great star, Neymar (30 years old).
The ’10’ was forced to go to the bench in the second half after several very tough tackles, especially one from Sevilla’s Nemanja Gudelj. The doctor of the Seleao, Rodrigo Lesmarannounced that the footballer suffers a sprained right ankle and asked for a 24-48 hour margin to offer more details. Meanwhile, Tite and Neymar’s teammates were optimistic.
This Friday MARCA, after consulting the protagonist’s entourage, reported that Ney is safe for Switzerland and a serious doubt for Cameroon. His presence in the third match of the group stage will depend on his evolution and how his team is in terms of classification. This newspaper also pointed out that within Brazil It is thought that Serbia went for Neymar and it is feared that the same will happen with Vinicius.
What is ‘expected’ by Brazil is fulfilled
And the fact is that Brazil ‘expected’ it. In conversations this week, members of the technical commission explained to MARCA that they are not concerned about the volume of fouls received by their soccer players: “We know they are going to be targeted by the opponents and we have to deal with that.” The question and the approach arose from some very significant statistics…
According to Opta data, Neymar and Vinicius appeared in Qatar as the two players in the five major leagues with the most fouls suffered, 63. Gabriel Jesus (48), as the sixth and first in the Premier; and Bruno Guimaraes (33), as the fourth in the Premier. It is not strange, as things are, the resignation and the request for Danilo in MARCA: “What can we do? Let’s hope they protect the players They are great for the ball. We have to be prepared for this kind of situation…”