Football

Hulk confident of recovering

Brazil forward Hulk is hopeful of being fit for the match against Mexico.

He pulled out of training with a muscle problem on Sunday.

The 27-year-old Zenit St Petersburg player immediately left the field after scoring in a training game between the likely starting line-up for the match against Mexico and the substitutes.

Hulk, whose place was taken by Ramires, appeared to be suffering from a hamstring problem but he later told the media that he would travel with the rest of the Brazil squad for the Mexico game.

"I felt a pain in my left hamstring. It has been there for a few days but it did not stop me from playing against Croatia and God willing it will not stop me from playing in the next match," Hulk said.

- Wire Services.

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