By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia draws near, the hopes and dreams of millions of Brazilian football (soccer) fans were given a huge boost this past weekend when injured superstar Neymar confirmed he is less than a month away from returning to action.

"I had an exam last week, it is all perfect, evolving well, so I hope that it continues so I can get back as soon as possible," Neymar told reporters In a press conference in Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here