FIFA World Cup 2014 Quarters vs Colombia: Brazil Say Neymar is Fit to Play

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari had raised some doubt as to Neymar's chances of playing against Colombia after he came out of Saturday's dramatic last-16 win against Chile in Belo Horizonte battered and bruised.

updated: July 01, 2014 12:09 IST
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Brazil will be hoping Neymar gets fit in time for their quarterfinal clash with Colombia.

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Teresopolis, Brazil: Brazil star Neymar will be fit to face Colombia in Friday's World Cup quarterfinal in Fortaleza, a spokesman for the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) confirmed on Monday.

"It is not a problem for the game. He is undergoing treatment for a heavy knock to the (right) knee and another lesser knock to the (left) hamstring," CBF Communications Director Rodrigo Paiva told journalists at Brazil's training base in Teresopolis.

"It might reduce his involvement in training, but there is no risk for the game." (Also read: 'Neymarmania' goes to Brazilians' heads, literally)

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