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Neymar: PSG star roughed up by Paulinho

The 25-year-old did not complete training with Tite's Brazil squad after receiving a series of strong challenges, one of which was from Barcelona's Paulinho.

Neymar: PSG star roughed up by Paulinho

Neymar did not complete his last training session with the Brazil national team. The Paris Saint-Germain winger, who took part in training with the rest of the group, was on the receiving end of two 'agricultural' challenges that left him walking with a limp.

Paulinho leaves Neymar hobbling

One of those challenges was delivered by Paulinho, who joined Barcelona in the summer transfer window, weeks after Neymar had left for Parisian pastures new. Diego Tardelli was the other player to go in hard on Brazil's talisman.

It appears that Neymar just received a knock, rather than a more significant injury. Nevertheless, it is unclear as to whether he will be able to feature for the Seleção against Bolivia on Thursday evening.

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Brazil already qualified for Russia 2018

The former-Santos sensation ended the training session in the gym, along with Marquinhos, Fernandinho, and Arthur. The Brazilian federation has communicated that all four were due to finish training early. 

Brazil, who have already qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, will face Bolivia and Chile in their final qualification matches. 


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