• Ouch!

    The Ney is forfeited for the match against Switzerland on Monday, formalized the doctor of the Brazilian selection this Friday.

  • Rodrigo Lasmar clarified that the Ney suffered from a "lateral ligament injury" in the ankle

  • When will he be restored?

    Brazilian media Globo Esporte talks about the round of 16.

First big blow for the huge favorite of the World Cup.

Brazil will have to do without Neymar on Monday against Switzerland.

Victim of a sprain Thursday against Serbia (2-0), he is affected in the ligament of the right ankle and will be forfeited for the second match of the Seleçao at the 2022 World Cup, announced Friday the doctor of the Seleçao.

Rodrigo Lasmar clarified that the Ney suffered from a "lateral ligament injury" in the ankle, while defender Danilo is treating a sprain.

"We won't have these two players for our next game, but they are continuing their treatment with the aim of recovering them in time for the rest of the competition," he said in a video broadcast by the CBF.

A return to the round of 16?

Brazilian outlet

Globo Esporte meanwhile

reported that both players are at risk of not playing again in the first round and could be reinstated in a possible round of 16.

Thursday at the Lusail stadium, Neymar limped off the pitch after contact with Nikola Milenkovic.

The images of his swollen right malleolus immediately raised fears of the worst in the country of "futebol", despite the convincing inaugural victory of the Seleçao.

Shortly after the press conference following the victory against Serbia, "Ney" left the stadium limping slightly, without answering questions from journalists, bulky headphones on his head, accompanied by a member of the management.

"We are confident, Neymar will play again in this World Cup", had launched for his part the coach Tite, in a firm tone.

Neymar has already been hit in the right ankle in 2019, forcing him to give up playing the Copa America.

Far from his worries and repeated health problems in the recent past, Neymar, who is playing his third World Cup at the age of 30, attacked this competition in sparkling form after a thunderous start to the season in the PSG jersey. .

After this match against Switzerland (5 p.m.), a final meeting of the first round is scheduled against Cameroon next Friday.


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