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USA: Brazil football stars delighted with long-awaited Neymar return

United States, Miami
September 07, 2019 at 10:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Brazil national football team players expressed their happiness with Neymar's return to the pitch three months after the Paris Saint-Germain forward was ruled unfit to play due to injury, during mixed-zone statements following Brazil-Colombia friendly in Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Friday.

Neymar scored a goal and assisted with his side's second in his first match since June.

"After six months without playing, tonight he showed the great and important player that he is," Paris Saint Germain teammate Thiago Silva said of Neymar.

"It was seen inside the field that Neymar needed to run, play, and create plays. He was doing what he loves," said Brazil player Marquinhos.

The friendly match ended up in a 2-2 draw.

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Brazil national football team players expressed their happiness with Neymar's return to the pitch three months after the Paris Saint-Germain forward was ruled unfit to play due to injury, during mixed-zone statements following Brazil-Colombia friendly in Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Friday.

Neymar scored a goal and assisted with his side's second in his first match since June.

"After six months without playing, tonight he showed the great and important player that he is," Paris Saint Germain teammate Thiago Silva said of Neymar.

"It was seen inside the field that Neymar needed to run, play, and create plays. He was doing what he loves," said Brazil player Marquinhos.

The friendly match ended up in a 2-2 draw.

M/S Neymar following match, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL

W/S Shirtless Neymar walking by

M/S Brazilian football player

M/S Brazil players

M/S Neymar in mixed zone

SOT, Thiago Silva, Brazil player (Portuguese): "We are happy that Neymar is staying in PSG [Paris Saint Germain]. We have a big objective which is the Champion’s League and we will only be able to make it a reality with a great player like him. To lose Neymar would be a huge loss. Thanks to God he is staying and after six months without playing, tonight he showed the great and important player that he is."

W/S Journalists *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Thiago Silva, Brazil player (Portuguese): "This was a very high level game. The other side was full of quality. In my opinion the Colombian team is the second best in our region and this was a very open game, but we are happy with what we did."

M/S Camera *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Casemiro, Brazil player (Portuguese): "I am really happy that Neymar’s match was really good today, I think it was great for all of us."

M/S Neymar with other players

M/S Neymar posing for photo

M/S Neymar

SOT, Marquinhos, Brazil player (Portuguese): "It was seen inside the field that Neymar was in need of running, playing and creating plays. He was doing what he loves. He is a player that needs to be inside the pitch, and he was happy and focused. I think that now that the market is closed, he is totally back in the game."

W/S Neymar walking away

W/S Neymar walking away

W/S Screen reading "Brazil vs Colombia"

W/S Hard Rock Stadium

W/S Hard Rock Stadium

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