Costa Rica fans descend on Saint Petersburg

Brazil fans attending the game are adamant the change in style will be to their benefit after seeing on of the pre-tournament favorites to lift the trophy in Russian Federation stutter in their Group E opener.

Neymar picked up a metatarsal injury with PSG in February that essentially ruled him out of competitive action until the summer.

Brazil now just need a point from their final group game against Serbia to qualify for the last 16. "Nothing in my life was ever easy and that's not going to change now".

The day begins in St. Petersburg in a match between Brazil and Costa Rica. He first flopped to the ground in front of goal, hoping to draw a penalty.

Neymar returned and scored in World Cup warm-up friendly wins against Croatia and Austria but Tite admitted it could take up to five games for his star forward to be back to his best. However, he then turned to VAR to make sure he had not been fooled by the Paris Saint-Germain man.

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Brazil had already had to deal with an injury scare involving Neymar, who left one of the team's training sessions limping because of pain in his right ankle. By the time I returned the ball, he insulted me.

"If I was the referee I would not go back but I respect that because it is subject to interpretation", the Brazil manager said.

"I would like everyone to understand Neymar's situation, and that he no longer has any problem with his right foot". "I try to look after him".

Costa Rica, meanwhile, topped its group and reached the World Cup quarter-finals four years ago but is on its heels after a 1-0 loss to Serbia in its first game.

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