Real Madrid-bound forward Vinicius Jr. said that he and Rodrygo would benefit from having Neymar, their fellow Brazilian, at the club.
Vinicius Jr. is due to link up with Madrid next month for preseason training, with FIFA rules having mandated that he waits until he turns 18 before finalising a €45 million transfer agreed last summer with Flamengo.
Rodrygo, meanwhile, agreed a €54m move from Santos for next summer, and Madrid president Florentino Perez remains keen on adding Neymar...
Neymar missed Brazil training on Monday following concerns about his left foot after Brazil's opening World Cup game, a 1-1 World Cup draw with Switzerland on Sunday.
The forward was fouled 10 times in the game, which was his first competitive match since February when he fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, an injury that ended his club campaign early and required surgery.
Brazilian football federation said that Neymar, Paulinho and Thiago Silva did not participate in full training...
For the first time since 1978, Brazil did not win their opening match at a World Cup. Those with penchants for omens will already have mentioned that the Selecao have never lifted the tournament without an initial victory. However, that's a mere detail following the anticlimactic 1-1 draw with Switzerland in Rostov.
Brazil had problems in that match that will need adjustments, but not everything was so gloomy.
Reasons to jeer
Defensive blunder: Not only have Brazil trained dead-ball situations...