Brazil, Costa Rica raise eyebrows by playing in away kits

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Brazil striker Neymar limped out of training on Tuesday, sparking fears he could miss Brazil's second Group E game against Costa Rica on Friday.

"He had a knock, but I think it was the first time in three-and-a-half months he played 90 minutes", said Tite.

Neymar was tipped heavily to shine at this World Cup, but he lacked an end product against the Swiss.

The 26-year-old winced in pain after kicking the ball during a training session and then left the pitch in Sochi for treatment to his right ankle. "Genuine or not, Neymar's crying is worrying", Globo said. Costa Rica performed well but fell agonisingly short against one of the tournament favourites.

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Costa Rica, meanwhile, topped its group and reached the World Cup quarter-finals four years ago but is on its heels after a 1-0 loss to Serbia in its first game.

Next up in Group E for the Ticos: Brazil, a pre-tournament favorite, but a team that also struggled in their opening game, managing just a draw against Switzerland. "Maybe we will get lucky today".

'Not everyone knows what I've been through to get here, everyone can talk about it, but not everyone can do it! Costa Rica doesn't have history on its side: Brazil have won nine out of 10 matches against Costa Rica, with its only loss coming in 1960 friendly. "We want to win but the coach is not going to play around with a player's health, the price would be too high to pay".

Even though it appeared the star embellished, it still must have been frustrating for the man tasked with delivering another World Cup to Brazil.

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