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Neymar 'not at 100%', says Brazil coach Tite

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Brazil were hit by Neymar's decision to sit out Tuesday's training session because of a pain in his right ankle.

"Neymar complained of ankle pains, due to the number of fouls he suffered [in the match] against Switzerland".

Neymar has been laughing and joking with his teammates on the training pitch in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, and took time to sign autographs and pose for pictures with supporters at an open training session on Tuesday.

Even before his latest setback, there were doubts over Neymar's fitness heading into the World Cup after a three-month layoff.

Tite's Brazil have been widely tipped to win the tournament but delivered a somewhat lacklustre performance against Switzerland on Sunday evening, drawing 1-1 after Philippe Coutinho's superb opener was cancelled out in the second half. He felt some pain and went to the physiotherapy, and tomorrow he will train normally.

Neymar looked bright despite his lack of match practice as he teased the Swiss defence provoking yellow cards for Stephan Lichtsteiner, Fabian Schar and Valon Behrami.

It was not just that the 26-year-old had few chances.

Neymar made reference to the fractured vertebra he suffered in Brazil's victory over Colombia in the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup.

The Brazil star missed Monday's training, the day after he was fouled 10 times during a 1-1 Group E draw with Switzerland. He was limping when he talked to reporters after the match, when doctors dismissed anything serious.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Tite said: "It's the same team that's going to start that started the game against Switzerland". "We have only lost one of our last 5 games and we have showed we can react and that the team believes itself and can get results". When he plays for us, it's a huge help.

To help them reach their goal, Brazil will be relying heavily on forward Neymar, who is closing in on his best level after recovering from ankle surgery.