Oscar waits for newborn
Brazil star Oscar said Wednesday he was being allowed leave from his country's World Cup preparations to attend the birth of his daughter, due in the coming days.
"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.
"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 were Wednesday starting training two days after meeting up at their Granja Comary complex in the hills outside Rio.
Oscar has been given permission to leave the camp to travel to Americana, in neighboring São Paulo state, to attend the birth.