During the game against Serbia, Neymar was fouled nine times, more than any other player on the field. Brazil will be concerned by the final challenge that forced him to leave the field with 10 minutes remaining.
Two physios on the bench immediately began treating Neymar. However, the 30-year-anguish old’s was visible as he covered his face with his jersey while being consoled by his Brazil teammates.
After the game, photographers near Brazil’s bench captured Neymar’s right ankle swelling.
“It was a beautiful moment, my fifth World Cup,” Ronaldo said after the game “We won. We started on a good foot. It’s a very important win. We know in these competitions the first match is fundamental.”
Ronaldo scored the first of Portugal’s three goals against a tenacious Ghanaian defense. As Uruguay and South Korea played out a goalless draw, the record breaker helped his team take the lead in Group H.
Portugal’s next fixture
Portugal’s next game is against Uruguay on Monday, and Ronaldo is expected to lead the charge once more.