Neymar gives Brazil an injury scare in training

The Rio Report

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These were the images that put the entire state of Brazil into a panic…well for a few seconds at least.

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Neymer went down with after a heavy challenge in training in Teresopolis near Rio de Janeiro on Monday, but to the massive relief of the entire nation, he was soon up and running again.

Brazil face Croatia in the tournament's opening game on Thursday.

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The Barcelona star's likely strike partner in the national team Fred outlined the importance of Neymar to the team.

"Everybody knows that Neymar is the player who makes the difference, the star in our team. He is a special player, the whole world will be watching him closely, our opponents will put lots of pressure on him," he said.

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