Brazil star Neymar is out of the two remaining group matches due to a foot injury suffered in the victory over Serbia. However, PSG forward promises that he’ll do his best to help his country.
- Due to injury, Neymar was unable to play in Brazil’s final two group matches.
- The 30-year old suffered an injury to his ankle in the last stages of win over Serbia.
- Neymar is not yet scheduled for a return, but he hopes to be back soon
- Brazil face Switzerland on Monday before taking on Cameroon four days later
Brazil forward Neymar has described his latest injury setback as ‘one of the hardest moments of my career’.
The 30-year-old was replaced with 10 minutes remaining of the 2-0 win over Serbia following a strong tackle by Nikola Milenkovic.
Brazil’s team doctor confirmed Friday that Neymar will not play in the remaining two group matches. No date has been set for Neymar’s return.
Neymar was hurt in his ankle, and has been forced to withdraw from Brazil’s final two group matches.
Neymar took to social media to talk about the ankle injury, but he’s positive that he’ll be back in action soon.
The PSG star wrote on Instagram: ‘Nothing in my life came easy and I’ve always had to work for my dreams and goals. I have never wished anyone any harm and have always helped those in need.
“I’m hurt, yes, it’s unpleasant, it will hurt, but I’m certain I’ll be able to come back because it’s my duty to help my country, my teammates, and me.
Brazil will be back in action on Monday against Switzerland, before facing Cameroon four day later.
The 30-year-old was on the receiving end of a heavy tackle from Serbia’s Nikola Milenkovic
Right-back Danilo suffered an ankle injury as well and is likely to miss action.
Team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said: ‘Neymar and Danilo went through an MRI on Friday afternoon and we found ligament damage in the ankle of both of them,
“They will not be able to play in the next game. We will be careful as they undergo treatment to ensure they are in good shape to allow them to play in the future. World Cup.’
Right-back Danilo sustained an ankle injury during their win against Serbia on Thursday
Both Antony the winger and Lucas Paqueta, the midfielder, could be ill for the match against Switzerland.
Brazil manager Tite could use Rodrygo from Real Madrid, Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli, or Gabriel Jesus, his Gunners team-mate, to replace Neymar.
Brazil will be confident of making it to the knockouts despite Neymar being absent after their victory on Thursday, which was undoubtedly their most difficult fixture.