Brazil ace out of Costa Rica clash

FIFA World Cup 2018 Brazil's Neymar leaves practice with ankle pain

FIFA World Cup 2018 Brazil's Neymar leaves practice with ankle pain

Reports added that the Disciplinary Committee of Federation Internationale de Football Association analysed all the specific circumstances of the case, and had included a report from anti-discrimination match observers that Federation Internationale de Football Association deployed for the first time at the World Cup.

Brazil has just one point after their first game draw against Switzerland. Costa Rica doesn't have history on its side: Brazil has won nine out of 10 matches against Costa Rica, with its only loss coming in a 1960 friendly.

While Costa Rica lost to Serbia, they put together a strong if unfortunate performance in their tournament opener, missing several chances in the first half and only conceding through a free kick from specialist Aleksandar Kolarov in the second half.

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Neymar could be a doubt for Brazil's Group E clash against Costa Rica on Friday after he limped out of a training session with what appeared to be a foot complaint on Tuesday. "We're going to go at Brazil with everything we have and hope we can get a positive result".

It's Brazil who take centre stage today as they open up proceedings at 13:00 and Paul Robinson believes that they will fare better than their South American rivals did last night.

"If we do the math and start playing for a draw then it will not be successful", captain Aleksandar Kolarov said.

Neymar made sure of the win when he struck in the 97 minute. While Ureña acknowledged Brazil won't be easy, he was confident his team could reprise the magic from four years ago.

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