#WorldCup2014: Brazil’s Star Neymar To Join Team At #WorldCup 3rd Place Play-Off


Brazil-Neymar-e1403611815354-795x341it has been concluded that Brazil’s injured striker Neymar will attend Saturday’s third-place play-off when the battered World Cup hosts take on the Netherlands. Brazil were consigned to the ignominy of fighting out a game Dutch coach Louis van Gaal has attacked as “unfair” after their 7-1 semifinal mauling by Germany. Neymar’s absence dominated the build-up to Tuesday’s humiliation. The Barcelona striker missed out after fracturing a vertebrae in the quarterfinal win over Colombia.“Neymar will come here (to Brazil’s World Cup base), he’s going to accompany the team to Saturday’s match,” confirmed Brazil football federation spokesman Rodrigo Paiva to R7.com. Paiva announced the news at Brazil’s World Cup headquarters in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro. Medics meanwhile from the superstar striker’s Barcelona club visited him at his home to check up on his injury. A statement on Barcelona’s website reported: “FC Barcelona’s Medical Services visited Neymar Jr at the player’s home in Brazil this week. SEE MORE ON PAGE 2

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