FIFA World Cup: Dad-to-be Oscar given leave from training

Teresopolis (Brazil): Brazil star Oscar said yesterday he was being allowed leave from his country's World Cup preparations to attend the birth of his daughter, due in the coming days.

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"I want to tell you I am still here, my daughter has not yet been born," the Chelsea midfielder said in posts to social media, rejecting speculation that he might be dropped from the squad after recent injury problems.

Waiting game
"I am waiting - I have not left the squad. I am going to train today and, God willing, my daughter will be born soon," he said.

The Brazil squad started training two days after meeting up at their Granja Comary complex in the hills outside Rio.

Oscar, who missed Chelsea's season run-in while nursing a hip injury, has been given permission to leave the camp to travel to Americana, in neighboring Sao Paulo state, to attend the birth.

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