PSG Star Neymar Out Till May 17

The Brazil star had his 2014 tournament ended by a fractured vertebrae in the quarter-final

The Brazil star had his 2014 tournament ended by a fractured vertebrae in the quarter-final

Though this is now a balanced squad laden with talent, Neymar, having become the world's most expensive player last summer, is still its main star - which has led to the man he wishes to replicate, Pelé, speaking out on how Russian Federation provides the PSG attacker with a "second chance" after the "disaster" that was Brazil 2014.

Football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known as Pelé, has backed Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar to inspire Brazil to win 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

Neymar appeared on "Altas Horas," a Globo variety show, and said that he feels no pain, but that he can not put his injured foot on the ground without an orthopaedic shoe.

"I will have enough time to arrive well at the World Cup and be prepared", Neymar said after arriving using crutches.

I hope I won't watch the World Cup on TV, ' Neymar jokes. "It is all according to plan".

Brazil's national squad will meet two days later in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro, to begin preparing for the World Cup, which starts on June 14.

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And Dugarry, who won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 with France, took the world's highest-paid player to task for a lack of leadership. Costa Rica and Serbia are next for the five-time world champions. The Paris St Germain player, who became the world's most expensive footballer when he joined the club from Barcelona in August, had an operation on his foot after being injured in a French league game against Olympique de Marseille on February 25.

"I can't predict exactly [when I will be back in training], it depends on how it [recovery] evolves", Neymar told reporters in Sao Paulo, as quoted on FourFourTwo.

Asked about players who could have a great World Cup - aside from himself, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - Neymar did not single out any of his PSG teammates.

"Still, I am more rested", he said. I will come back very well, giving my best.

The Brazilian also downplayed his disagreements with PSG teammate Edinson Cavani.

"In the last Copa he got hurt, didn't play until the end, and Brazil lost" Pele explained.