Neymar 'not yet at 100%'

Neymar in action against Real Madrid. Image PA

Neymar in action against Real Madrid. Image PA

The Liverpool striker, expected to vie for a spot with Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus, lined up with Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar and Chelsea's Willian in an open session at Tottenham's training center.

The 26-year-old suffered the blow in February during a Ligue 1 match with Marseille, and has not featured for the French outfit since.

Neymar was in a good mood as he joined his Brazil team-mates for training ahead of the World Cup in Russian Federation.

He added: "I feel good physically".

"I think (coach) Tite and his backroom staff have prepared the squad well", Silva told a press conference here, where the Brazil squad is now training ahead of football's flagship tournament.

"I'm still not at 100 percent". That will come with time.

"The walk began and I'm going to meet you", Neymar wrote.

"I've been trying to stop him since 2010, always as a right-back".

Brazil play Croatia at Liverpool June 3 and against Austria in Vienna on June 10 before their opening World Cup game with Switzerland June 17. Of course I have to adjust to certain things.

"I hope (the dream) ends with the title".

Members of Brazil's coaching staff have tried to reduce pressure on the star by saying it would take time until he delivered his best performances.

He is preparing for the World Cup in Russian Federation, where Brazil will face Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.

Brazil's football confederation spokesman Vinicius Rodrigues said coach Tite made a decision to give the three players more time to rest before they join the squad.

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