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Brazil head coach Tite says the excessive variety of fouls on Neymar “must be stopped” after the ahead was injured of their group-stage win over Serbia.
Neymar gave the impression to be in tears on the bench after being substituted within the eightieth minute with a sprained ankle.
The 30-year-old was on the receiving finish of a heavy sort out from Nikola Milenkovic in the 2-0 win on Thursday.
“If you wish to have a good time the soccer, you must take note of the fouls,” mentioned Tite.
“They give attention to particular gamers. That is the impact. This must be stopped.”
Since his first World Cup in 2014, Neymar has been fouled 53 occasions within the competitors, at the very least 11 greater than some other participant.
He was fouled 9 occasions towards Serbia, greater than some other participant of their opening match in Qatar.
Neymar won’t play in Brazil’s remaining group levels matches, however Tite mentioned he remained assured the Paris St-Germain ahead would function once more on the World Cup.
“I consider Neymar and [injured defender] Danilo will play within the World Cup. I am not able to discuss [medical information],” mentioned Tite.
“I can say that, not solely about Neymar, but additionally about Danilo, each of their conditions have advanced, however we consider each will likely be out there to play on the World Cup.”
Brazil are nonetheless with out Juventus defender Danilo, who additionally suffered an ankle damage towards Serbia, in addition to Paris St-Germain ahead Neymar.
Switzerland ahead Renato Steffen stays a doubt with a muscle damage.
CHRIS SUTTON’S PREDICTION
Switzerland will likely be delighted with their win over Cameroon, however they’re fairly a mean aspect.
I feel their tempo up entrance means they’ll trigger Brazil extra issues than Serbia did, they usually may get a objective right here.
Brazil took a little bit of time to get going towards Serbia however they confirmed a few of their attacking energy ultimately, and it is going to be an analogous story right here.
Sutton’s prediction: 2-1
- Each earlier conferences between Brazil and Switzerland on the World Cup have resulted in attracts (2-2 in 1950, 1-1 in 2018).
- Brazil are unbeaten of their final 16 group-stage video games on the World Cup – no aspect has ever gone 17 with out defeat within the group levels of the competitors.
- Switzerland need to win their opening two video games at a World Cup for the primary time.
- Richarlison has scored 9 objectives in his final seven appearances in all competitions for Brazil.
- Breel Embolo has scored in three of his final 4 matches for Switzerland.