Qatar World Cup 2022 | Brazil's Neymar fears for his World Cup after ankle injury

2022-12-06 12:22

Qatar World Cup 2022 | Brazil's Neymar fears for his World Cup after ankle injury

Brazil striker Neymar said he had feared he might be limping away from the World Cup opening game in Qatar with a badly swollen ankle.

Neymar scored a 13th -minute penalty in Brazil's 2-0 win over the Asian side in his first international cap since suffering an injury against Serbia on Nov. 24 .

" The night I got injured was very difficult for me because I had a thousand things on my mind - doubts and fears - but I had the support of my teammates and my family, " he told reporters, saying he cried that night .

Neymar fears for his game after picking up injury against Serbia " I thought about a million different things, " he said . Neymar is terrified of not being able to play in this World Cup again, but with the support of all my colleagues and family, I am trying to find strength where he cannot. It helps his recovery when he is reading all the encouraging messages.

He thanked the fans for their support and the Brazilian medical team for their work on his recovery, adding that he had no ankle pain during Monday's game.

Korean team also plagued by injuries

Son Heung-min has miraculously recovered from a fractured face to play in Qatar, while Hwang Hee-chan is also struggling with a hamstring strain.

The most obvious injury was that of their captain Son Heung -min, who fractured his face after a freak collision with an opponent during a game. He wore a protective mask for South Korea's first Group H game against Uruguay on Thursday, though he looked rusty in his first appearance since the injury on Nov. 1 .

In that Uruguay match, winger Hwang Hee-chan was unable to represent South Korea. The Wolverhampton Wanderers striker has been dealing with some hamstring problems before joining the national team .