Neymar returned to training with the Brazil national team on Tuesday, boosting his country’s spirits ahead of the World Cup.
The 26-year-old has not trained or played a match since February, having undergone surgery to repair a fracture in his right foot, but on May 22nd he spent an hour training on the main pitch at Brazil’s Granja Comary training ground in Teresopolis, just outside Rio de Janeiro.
Neymar was joined by the Manchester City duo Gabriel Jesus (forward) and Danilo (defender) in a short set of drills where he used his recovering foot to dribble cones and shoot from long and close range.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker was cleared to participate in training after undergoing medical exams earlier on Tuesday. Brazil’s first match of the World Cup will be on June 17th against Group E opponent Switzerland.