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And the fate of another tournament star hangs in the balance with concerns growing about Neymar's ability to contribute to Brazil's tilt due to fitness problems.

Brazil meet Switzerland in the newly built 45,000 Rostov Arena in Sunday's evening game but before that Germany play Mexico in a mouthwatering tie in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

Brazil media officer Vinicius Rodrigues has since stressed the issue was not associated with Neymar's foot as he highlighted the rough treatment the forward received against Switzerland.

"I saw the same thing you saw". "It happened nearly at the end of practice".

"I trained well, felt comfortable", Neymar said.

Brazil may have struggled in their World Cup opener but their failure to beat Switzerland has not left the players worrying about qualifying for the knockout phase just yet, midfielder Philippe Coutinho said on Tuesday. "There was a lot of pressure and anxiety on the players, and that translated into the finishes that were not precise".

"Of course, our focus is on the collective. We will do what we have to do, each and every one of us".

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And Neymar was fit enough to take part in Wednesday's session, with Brazil preparing for their next World Cup clash against Costa Rica on Friday.

And Neymar's importance in this new-look team - he is one of only six survivors from four years ago - is clear from the comments of his teammates in Sochi.

"I'm happy with the way we've played", Tite said.

To do that, however, they will need to reassert their superiority against lesser sides on paper who seem to have collectively settled on a blueprint for frustrating more talented opponents. Always trying to create.

"It will be very important". But we ended with a draw. "We should have capitalized on our opportunities the same way they did".

"I don't keep things in my head - not even the good things". We have to be focused. That was the message we took from the first game.

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