World Cup 2014: Neymar recovery going 'very well', say Barcelona

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Brazil forward Neymar is recovering "very well" from the fractured vertebra injury which ended his 2014 Fifa World Cup campaign.

Medical staff from his club side Barcelona visited the 22-year-old at his home in Brazil to check on the problem and the player's recovery.

"The injury is progressing very well," said a statementexternal-link from the Spanish club.

"From 5 August the player will continue his treatment and the final stage of his recovery in Barcelona."

Neymar suffered the injury after Juan Zuniga's challenge in a 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia.

He missed his country's semi-final against Germany and he was sorely missed as the Selecao were thumped 7-1.

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