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December 6, 2022

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Injured Neymar to overlook Brazil’s second World Cup match

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Injured Neymar to miss Brazil’s second World Cup match

Neymar will miss Brazil’s second World Cup match however will stay with the squad present process remedy for his ankle harm, the crew physician stated Friday.

Rodrigo Lasmar stated checks performed on his proper ankle confirmed that Neymar has a ligament harm and won’t be match to play towards Switzerland on Monday.

“It’s important to remain calm, an evaluation will be conducted daily so we can have more information and take the most appropriate decisions,” Lasmar stated, including that “the goal is to have him recover” in time to nonetheless play within the event.

Lasmar didn’t give a timetable for Neymar’s restoration. He stated the scenario of defender Danilo, who has a left ankle harm, was much like Neymar’s and he would additionally miss the sport towards Switzerland. Neymar was receiving remedy on the crew’s lodge Friday after getting injured within the 2-0 win towards Serbia in Brazil’s opener.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker sprained his ankle within the second half of a bruising match towards Serbia on Thursday. He was in tears whereas sitting on the bench with ice round his ankle and limped off the sector on his solution to the locker room.

“Difficult game, but it was important to win,” Neymar stated on his social media accounts not lengthy after he left Lusail Stadium with out speaking to the media. “Congratulations team, first step taken. Six more to go.”

In an Instagram story after the match, Neymar posted a textual content that talked about the necessity to “have faith.”

“It’s about believing that everything will be OK despite the chaos. It’s the certainty that the best is yet to come. It’s understanding that everything has its own timing,” the textual content stated.

Brazil coach Tite had already expressed optimism about Neymar’s situation.

“You can be sure that Neymar will still play in this World Cup,” he stated after the match. “I’m certain about that.”

Neymar was substituted within the 79th minute, about 10 minutes after hurting his ankle whereas being tackled by Serbia defender Nikola Milenković. Neymar had already been tackled many occasions earlier than in the course of the match, and was seen grimacing and limping a number of different events. He was fouled 9 occasions, probably the most of all World Cup gamers after the primary spherical of matches within the group stage.

“We’ll remain upbeat, it’s the characteristic of this team,” Brazil goalkeeper Alisson stated. “These adverse circumstances will only make the group stronger.”

The five-time world champions finish their group-stage marketing campaign towards Cameroon on Dec. 2. Brazil leads Group G together with Switzerland, which opened with a win towards Cameroon. If Neymar can’t play, his alternative would possible be Rodrygo, who got here in as a second-half substitute towards Serbia on Thursday.

The 30-year-old Neymar was additionally harm on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, when his event ended with a again harm within the quarterfinals towards Colombia. He needed to be taken off the sector on a stretcher, and Brazil ended up shedding to Germany 7-1 within the semifinals.

Neymar’s proper foot has triggered him issues prior to now, being among the many sequence of accidents he suffered for the reason that 2018 World Cup in Russia. Another proper ankle sprain led him to overlook the 2019 Copa América that Brazil gained.