Fifa World Cup: Brazil without Neymar as Ronaldo and Portugal aim for last 16

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Fifa World Cup: Brazil without Neymar as Ronaldo and Portugal aim for last 16

Brazilian star missing from side’s clash against Switzerland due to hyper-extending lower leg in opener win over Serbia
Portugal can advance to the second round if they defeat Uruguay at Lusail Arena.

Brazil should be able to play without injured star Neymar against Switzerland on Monday at the World Cup, while Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to lead Portugal into the last 16 in Qatar.

Five-time champions Brazil could secure a place in the knockout stage with a win over Switzerland, depending on the outcome of the day’s first game between Serbia and Cameroon.

Brazil began their mission in Qatar with a 2-0 victory over Serbia in Group G, but Neymar was injured with an overly extended lower leg

“At the time, it was difficult for himself, and after the game, he was miserable, which I believe is typical given how much he has yearned for this,” Marquinhos, Brazil’s center back, said. “Currently, following the tests and treatment, he is undergoing physiotherapy 24 hours a day, demonstrating the amount of time he requires to return to us. We don’t know when it will happen, but we’re hoping it will be soon.”
Ronaldo became the first man to score in five World Cups after converting a contested penalty in Portugal’s first 3-2 victory over Ghana in Group H.

If the Portuguese defeat Uruguay, they will be eligible for the next round at the Lusail Arena, with the final on December 18.
Danilo Pereira has been managed out of the rest of the gathering stage after breaking three ribs in practice, which means 39-year-old Pepe will most likely start in protection.

It would make him the second most experienced outfield player in World Cup history, after Cameroon legend Roger Milla.
Cameroon lost to Switzerland in their most memorable game and will attempt to rebound against Serbia, who are being investigated by Fifa after the group hung a contentious banner depicting Kosovo in their changing room prior to their defeat to Brazil.

According to South Korean mentor Paulo Bento, the team will see a “alternate” Son Heung-min against Ghana during their 0-0 draw with Uruguay, the forward became accustomed to his defensive facial covering.

Son had a medical procedure prior to coming to Qatar to repair a crack around his left eye that he developed while playing against Tottenham Hotspur recently.

“He expected to be quiet at first with his partners and then with his rivals. The following game will be one-of-a-kind “Bento stated

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