Bruno Guimaraes and Alex Telles suffer injury scares in Brazil training ahead of World Cup
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 17, 2022 - 02:43PM
Bruno Guimaraes suffered an injury scare on his 25th birthday (Picture: Getty Images)

There were self-inflicted injury concerns in the Brazil squad on Wednesday, with Bruno Guimaraes and both limping out of training.

It was the first full training session for the Brazilians in , but it did not go to plan for either the midfielder or the left-back who is on loan at Sevilla from .

Guimaraes, on his 25th birthday, had to receive treatment after being stepped on by Real Madrid’s Rodrygo, and while the Premier League star returned to the session, he was in pain for some time.

Telles was also on the wrong end of heavy contact from a teammate, with Neymar putting in a heavy challenge on the full-back, which caused a training match to be halted.

While both men had to receive treatment for the problems they suffered, neither issue is thought to be serious or likely to keep the men out of competitive action in Qatar.

Brazil go into the World Cup as many people’s favourites to win the tournament and get their campaign underway on Thursday 24 November against Serbia.

Alex Telles has been enjoying much more regular action on loan at Sevilla than he was at Manchester United (Picture: Getty Images)

Playing in Group G of the competition, the Brazilians then take on Switzerland and Cameroon as the five-time champions look to win their first World Cup since 2002.

Neymar is confident Brazil will do well this winter, although the Paris Saint-Germain star has named four other countries he considers to be among the favourites to lift the trophy.

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‘The World Cup is full of surprises,’ Neymar told . ‘You get teams that unexpectedly get very far even in the competition even if many don’t believe in them. But I believe the favourites are Argentina, Germany, Spain and France.

‘I think those four along with Brazil are fully capable of reaching the final.’


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