2018 FIFA World Cup Diaries Watch Video: Team Brazil Receives a Warm Welcome at St Petersburg Ahead of Their Clash With Costa Rica
Brazil Football Team 2018 (Photo Credits: FIFA)

Team Brazil is riding on the wave of expectations. The first match that the team played was against Switzerland ended up with a draw of 1-1. The team now has reached St Petersburg for their upcoming game against Costa Rica which is scheduled to happen at 5.30 PM IST.

The team reached the hotel at St Petersburg and Neymar Jr shared a few pictures on Instagram informing the fans of his whereabouts. He even shared a video on his Insta stories where his fans were seen welcoming the team with hoots and claps. The video was picked up by a few fans who shared the same on social media.

A couple of days ago, Neymar Jr walked out of the practice session due to a problem in his right ankle. "I trained well, I felt really comfortable. The foot is fine," the Paris Saint-Germain forward said in an interview with the Brazilian confederation's TV channel, referring to his foot and not his ankle. For Brazil need to win the game against Costa Rica. Neymar addressed the upcoming match in the video, saying: "There are high expectations for the second game. We hope to play a much better match than our debut. We want to win, we are going into the match to win and play very well. He added that Brazil boss Tite is preparing the team for the challenge. Tite [coach] is telling us about our opponent. The training today was more about us than them, but we are going to analyse everything and define the best way to beat them."