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Neymar doubt for Costa Rica clash as star hobbles out of Brazil training

By Joshua Bunting

Brazilian superstar Neymar limped out of his side's training session in Sochi this afternoon with a knock.

The 26-year old picked up the injury in their 1-1 draw with Switzerland after being fouled on 10 separate occasions, a World Cup record for the number of fouls on a single player.

"He was feeling pain thanks to the large number of fouls he suffered in the Switzerland game," a Brazil spokesman said on Tuesday.

The Brazilian Football Confederation revealed their key man will spend the rest of the day undergoing physiotherapy.

The Paris Saint Germain forward missed a large spell of the French season after breaking a bone in his foot back in February, and returned just in time for the World Cup.

Brazil take on Costa Rica on Friday afternoon and now they have a sweat on to see if their star man can play his part.

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