World Cup bound? Neymar reveals return date


Damaged Brazil attacker Neymar has targeted May 17 to return to education and promised to work harder than ever to be ready for this year's world championship in Russia. The Paris St Germain player, who became the world's most expensive football player when he became a member of the Barcelona club in August, had surgery on his foot after being injured in a French league match against Olympique de Marseille on 25 February.

He has received treatment in Brazil and said he expects to train exactly one month before the five times champions play their World Cup opener against Switzerland on June 17th.

"I get my final exam if I'm not wrong on May 17 and I'm free to play," he told reporters at a press conference in Sao Paulo.

"I have had an exam last week, it is absolutely perfect and is developing well so I hope it continues so I can come back as soon as possible …

" I have treatment every day, and from the moment I start training, I'll work harder than I've ever worked because it's a dream coming up, it's a world cup. I've waited four years for this chance, it's close and I hope to get there in good shape. "Neymar played for Brazil at the 2014 World Cup but missed the catastrophic 7-1 semi-final defeat in Germany through injury. [19659003] Brazil fought for two years immediately after their home but has since traveled and traveled to Russia as a common favorite with bookmakers together with Germany.

Neymar, who joined PSG for a fee of 222 million euros, said he was worried about kicking a football again after almost three months. "I expect to go (to the World Cup) in a better condition than before, "he said." Of course, there are doubts and I feel them sometimes, but it is normal for a guy who has had the first surgery in his career. It's very hard for me not to play and not train.

"I'm going to work even harder, but I'll have enough time to get to the World Cup to prepare. It was terrible to be hurt, but I'm more refreshed, it's upside down. We have to see the positive side of things. "After opening their Group E World Cup campaign against Switzerland, Brazil faces Costa Rica on June 22 and then Serbia five days later.



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