Anilava Chatterjee, Sochi: Neymar Jr avoids a big accident scare ahead of the World Cup. The training just got over, the team completed the cool down session. The gallery, the crowd were cheering for Neymar right from start. The placard and posters too were full of Neymar. There was a huge cut out as well in the gallery. A fan got arrested too for invading the pitch to get in touch with Neymar! After the training, the entire fan base came down to the fencing of the stadium. Usually, the players to come closer to them to satisfy their thirst of Autographs. Neymar too did the same. On the fencing, the fans started fighting within themselves to go closer to Neymar. Such had been the craze, I was having trouble to hold the camera properly as well. I suddenly found that the fencing got broken. Neymar somehow managed to save himself. A few fans too were lying on the ground. He didn’t take any risk after that as well. Seemed to have got frightened a bit after coming out of the injury worries ahead of the World Cup. He left the ground with the celebrities. But before the incident, it was the the familiar Brazil, familiar Neymar. The Youth Sports Arena was chock-a-block. From the roads to the nearby village, fans turned everywhere to watch them. In FIFA World Cup, when a team does the open training session, the fans have the opportunity to watch them by buying tickets. The gallery became a full house before Neymar and co. even arrived at the ground. The Brazilisn fan base in Russia is quite formidable it seems.
In the open sessions, no team wants to break the shackles. That is why the majority of today’s training was on warm up sessions and goalkeeping training. The fans too were screaming “Neymar! Neymar!” from the stands. Neymar too responded once. In Brazil World Cup he had a tearful exit by the ill-fated tackle by Zuniga. Though, the reaction from the fans too seemed evident that they have still been carrying the wound of geeting thrashed in tbe semis against Germany. It is to see how the team responds in Russia.