Neymar has expressed his hopes of being fit for this summer's World Cup and says he will return to training from a broken foot in May.
The Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward needed surgery on a broken metatarsal bone after being injured in a league game in February.
Brazil play their World Cup opening fixture against Switzerland on 17 June, a month after his expected return.
"I hope to get there in great shape," the 26-year-old told a news conference in Sao Paulo, where he has been receiving treatment.
"I get my final examination on 17 May and then I'll be free to play, I had an examination last week, it is all perfect, evolving well, so I hope that continues so I can get back as soon as possible.
"I am having treatment every day, and from the moment I start training I am going to work harder than I ever worked because this is a dream that's coming up. It's a World Cup. I've waited four years for this chance, it's close."