Brazil left sweating amid Neymar harm scare


DOHA, Qatar — Brazil might be with out Neymar for the rest of the World Cup group stage after he suffered an ankle harm of their opening win towards Serbia on Thursday.

On Friday, the Brazilian FA (CBF) confirmed each Neymar and Danilo, the right-back who additionally injured his ankle in the identical sport, would miss Brazil’s subsequent match towards Switzerland on Monday.

However sources have advised ESPN the pair may additionally miss their final group sport towards Cameroon subsequent Friday.

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Neymar’s harm got here after the Paris Saint-Germain ahead was repeatedly fouled throughout Brazil’s 2-0 victory, earlier than being changed in tears within the eightieth minute.

“Neymar and Danilo started treatment yesterday immediately after the game,” Brazil physician Rodrigo Lasmar stated in a video printed on Friday. “This morning they were re-evaluated.

“The checks confirmed a lateral ligament harm on Neymar’s proper ankle, together with a small bone edema and a medial ligament harm on Danilo’s left ankle. The gamers are nonetheless present process remedy.

“We can already say that we will not have the two players for the next game but they remain in treatment with our goal of trying to get them back in time for this competition.”

Neymar has scored 75 instances in 122 video games for Brazil and is now simply two objectives away from breaking Pele’s all-time scoring report for the nationwide group.

Richarlison scored two objectives to steer Brazil to victory towards Serbia at Lusail Stadium as they intention for a record-extending sixth World Cup title.

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