Ney­mar Spear­heads Fa­vorites Brazil’s World Cup Bid

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Dis­patches) - Striker Ney­mar, who hasn’t played since in­jury in Fe­bru­ary, was named Mon­day as the star of a Brazil­ian team that coach Tite said has a good chance of win­ning the World Cup in Rus­sia.

“Brazil is one of the fa­vorites given the foot­ball it has shown, given its con­sis­tency,” Tite said at the team an­nounce­ment in Rio de Janeiro.

He said the na­tional team, seek­ing a record sixth World Cup, stands out for be­ing “ag­gres­sive, scor­ing goals.”

“That’s not be­ing ar­ro­gant, it’s just telling the truth,” Tite said. Ney­mar’s re­turn to form will be a key fac­tor. He has been out since re­quir­ing surgery for a bro­ken bone in his foot while play­ing for Paris Saint-Ger­main, and is only now eas­ing back into train­ing.

Team doc­tor Ro­drigo Las­mar said he was hope­ful, with the bone’s heal­ing mak­ing “ex­cel­lent progress.”

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