Brazil received a boost as Douglas Costa returned to training ahead of the World Cup quarter-final against Belgium.
The Juventus winger has managed just 45 minutes in the tournament so far, coming on at half-time in the 2-0 victory over Costa Rica.
However, Costa picked up a hamstring injury during his impressive cameo performance, ruling him out of his side’s final Group E fixture, against Serbia.
ALSO READ: Kane breaks 79-year England record
He was also not involved in the last-16 tie with Mexico but was back working with his team-mates on Tuesday as Tite’s squad prepare for Friday’s fixture in Kazan.
ALSO READ: Messi and the other side to being great
Costa – who completed a permanent move to Juventus in June after spending last season on loan in Turin from Bayern Munich – could be set to make a return to action when Brazil bid to reach the last four of the tournament.
No campo, atividade com bola e essa excelente notícia! Douglas Costa liberado e treinando com o restante do elenco. Bem-vindo de volta! #GigantesPorNatureza
Foto: Lucas Figueiredo/CBF pic.twitter.com/D0DFDGnjMz
— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) July 3, 2018
You may also like