FIFA World Cup 2022: Neymar arrives late for Brazil training due to flight delay


Neymar and Marquinhos arrived late for the first day of World Cup training on Monday due to problems with their flight from Paris to Turin where Brazil is holding a five-day camp before flying to Doha.

All 26 players in the squad were due to report to Juventus’ training facility on Monday morning, but Neymar and Marquinhos, who play for Paris St Germain, were delayed as the plane had to be changed due to mechanical problems.

The pair arrived in the afternoon as coach Tite ran the first training session with a light exercise involving 14 players in the squad who did not play for their clubs at the weekend.

Neymar and Marquinhos joined the other players in the gym at the end of training.

According to the Brazilian technical staff, the plan is to use the first two days in Turin to assess the physical condition of the players and manage the load.

They intend to organize the first complete training session on the pitch on Wednesday.

Brazil opened their World Cup campaign in Group G against Serbia on 24 November before facing Switzerland and Cameroon.

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