Neymar lacks training with knee injury while Brazil is preparing for a friendly match against Qatar in Brasilia

Neymar lacks training with knee injury while Brazil is preparing for a friendly match against Qatar in Brasilia

  • Neymar was on training for Brazil on Wednesday due to an injury
  • He limped on Tuesday's first full workout after feeling pain in his knee
  • The PSG star is still expected to play friendly against Qatar on June 5
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Neymar sat down with the Brazil training session on Wednesday evening, one day after he left the field with knee pain when the team started preparations for Copa America.

The Brazilian Football Association said in a statement that the striker would undergo physical therapy and gym classes instead of training with the rest of the team at the Granja Comary training ground outside of Rio de Janeiro.

The 27-year-old vanguard limped off Tuesday's first full training session after feeling pain in his left knee.

Dani Alves from Brazil (left) and Gabriel Jesus are participating in a training on Wednesday

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Dani Alves from Brazil (left) and Gabriel Jesus are participating in a training on Wednesday

Alves wanted to make a good impression after becoming the captain for Copa America

Alves wanted to make a good impression after becoming the captain for Copa America

Alves wanted to make a good impression after becoming the captain for Copa America

Philippe Coutinho wants to impress after a frustrating season in Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho wants to impress after a frustrating season in Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho wants to impress after a frustrating season in Barcelona

The PSG star is still expected to play friendly against Qatar on June 5 in Brasilia.

Philippe Coutinho, Dani Alves and Gabriel Jesus were one of the best known names who took part in the training on Wednesday.

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The Copa America starts on June 14, with Brazil on the opening day in Bolivia.

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus controls the ball during training in Brazil

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus controls the ball during training in Brazil

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus controls the ball during training in Brazil

Arthur (center) leads the ball during training in the Granja Comary training complex

Arthur (center) leads the ball during training in the Granja Comary training complex

Arthur (center) leads the ball during training in the Granja Comary training complex

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Neymar played only four games for Paris Saint-Germain because he injured the fifth foot of his right foot in January.

Striker Gabriel Jesus said that Neymar & # 39; clearly is not 100%, but he is 90%. He is doing well, which is good for us. & # 39;

Neymar was also stripped of the captain by coach Tite this week, but not yet publicly discussed the decision.

Veteran defender Dani Alves will wear the bracelet during the Copa America.

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