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Brazil doctors downplay Neymar injuries ahead of World Cup quarterfinal match against Colombia

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    Brazil's Neymar forms a heart with his hands as he leaves the pitch after the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Brazil won 3-2 on penalties after the match ended 1-1 draw after extra-time. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)The Associated Press

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    Brazil's Neymar grimaces after being tackled by Chile's Charles Aranguiz during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)The Associated Press

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    Brazil's Neymar reacts during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)The Associated Press

Brazil's football confederation says Neymar will be fit to play in the World Cup quarterfinals against Colombia despite thigh and knee injuries sustained against Chile.

The confederation said team doctor Jose Luiz Runco checked Neymar on Monday and said the player is not a concern for Friday's match in the northeastern city of Fortaleza.

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was worried after Saturday's match, saying it could take days for the player to get better and that doctors would have to do their "best to put him on the pitch."

Neymar complained of a left thigh injury after Brazil's penalty shootout win over Chile, and Runco said the player also is having treatment after being hit on his right knee.