Neymar to be fit at Copa America, says Tite

24 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Brazil captain Neymar has enough time to be in peak condition for the Copa America after a foot injury, national team coach Tite said on Monday, report agencies.

“Neymar has come back and we are going to hope for his rapid return (to form),” Tite said in a video published on the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) website.

Brazil have been drawn alongside Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela in Group A of the Copa America, to be played in five Brazilian cities from June 14 to July 7.

“But now there is a big difference: there is more time before the start of the Copa America, and consequently that allows for a better recovery,” Tite said. “He could be in better condition at the Copa America than he was in the World Cup.”