DOHA, Qatar (AP) — United States midfielder Christian Pulisic hopes to play against the Netherlands in the round of 16 at the World Cup on Saturday after bruising his pelvic bone while scoring in the 1-0 win over Iran. Pulisic said he was going to consult with the medical staff in the hope of joining Thursday's training session. “I will do everything in my power to work with this medical team and make sure I can play," he said. Pulisic said he took a knee to the pelvic bone and not the genitals.
The 39-year-old former Barcelona full-back was controversially included in head coach Tite's squad for Qatar 2022 amid reports it was to act as a minder for close friend Neymar. Alves, who now plays in Mexico for UNAM Pumas, will wear the skipper's armband as Tite prepares to make changes, with top spot in Group G guaranteed if they avoid defeat against Cameroon.
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DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Brazil will reevaluate Neymar's condition and decide about his chances of playing again at this year's World Cup after Friday's game against Cameroon. Neymar hurt his right ankle in the team's opener against Serbia and was ruled out for the rest of group stage. Also not playing against Cameroon because of injury were right back Danilo and left back Alex Sandro. “They are progressing,” Brazil assistant coach Cléber Xavier said Thursday. “We are focused on the game against Camer