Captain of the national team of Brazil Neymar has revealed his joy that they won’t be facing any African team during the group stage of the World Cup 2018 in Russia next year.
While giving his take on the draw shortly after Brazil were grouped alongside Serbia, Costa Rica and Switzerland in group E of the soccer showpiece which will start in June next year.
Speaking to the media in France, Neymar mentioned Nigeria as one of the teams in Africa he is happy to avoid while praising the strength of the other teams in their group.
” We (Brazil) have to be at our best to get a good result particularly in our first game of the tournament. The teams in our group are difficult to play against”, Neymar said.
” I am happy it wasn’t a group where we had to play against African teams like Nigeria. They run a lot and are very physical in their approach. We are no doubt still up against strong sides at the World Cup “.