Neymar joins Brazil, has 1st practice ahead of World Cup

Nov 14, 2022, 10:29 PM | Updated: Nov 15, 2022, 12:34 pm
Brazil's Neymar controls the ball during a training session at the Continassa sporting center, in T...

Brazil's Neymar controls the ball during a training session at the Continassa sporting center, in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Brazil will compete in Group G at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

              Brazil's Neymar controls the ball during a training session at the Continassa sporting center, in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Brazil will compete in Group G at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              Brazil's Neymar walks during a training session at the Continassa sporting center, in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Brazil will compete in Group G at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              Brazil's Neymar kicks the ball during a training session at the Continassa sporting center, in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Brazil will compete in Group G at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              In this photo taken with slow shutter speed, Brazil's Neymar runs during a training session at the Continassa sporting center, in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Brazil will compete in Group G at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              Brazil's Neymar, left, challenges for the ball with his teammate during a training session at the Continassa sporting center, in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Brazil will compete in Group G at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              Brazil's Neymar, left, warms up with his teammate Paqueta during a training session at the Continassa sporting center, in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Brazil will compete in Group G at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              Brazil's Neymar, left, challenges for the ball with his teammates during a training session at the Continassa sporting center, in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Brazil will compete in Group G at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
            
              Brazil's Neymar controls the ball during a training session at the Continassa sporting center, in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Brazil will compete in Group G at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Neymar took part in Brazil’s training session on Tuesday, his first with the national team ahead of the World Cup.

The star forward joined the group later than the rest of the players because of a problem with his flight from France, where he finished the first part of the season with Paris Saint-Germain.

He left the training session about half an hour before his teammates.

Neymar’s PSG teammate Marquinhos also arrived later. The defender had a light practice session on Tuesday.

Brazil has begun its World Cup preparations in Turin, Italy, where it will stay until heading to Qatar on Saturday.

The five-time world champions, seeking their first World Cup title in two decades, will play their opening game against Serbia on Nov. 24. Brazil then faces Switzerland and Cameroon in Group G.

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