South American Football - Neymar's injury could be a good for Brazil says Parreira

Brazil forward Neymar's recent injury while on duty with Barcelona could be a good thing for his country when the World Cup comes around, technical director Carlos Alberto Parreira said Wednesday.

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Barcelona's Neymar (L) and Lionel Messi celebrate victory over Real Madrid at the end of their Spanish first division "Clasico" soccer match at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona October 26, 2013 (Reuters)

"He will recover without having to have surgery and time will heal it," Parreira told Brazilian media.

"He will have one month to relax, it could even be a good thing because it means he will be in better shape to help Brazil when the World Cup comes around.

Neymar damaged tendons in his right ankle in a King's Cup match against Getafe last week and Barcelona expect him to be sidelined for three to four weeks.

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