Blow for Brazil as Neymar out of next World Cup match

Neymar

Iranian referee Alireza Faghani (right) gestures to Brazil's forward #10 Neymar during their Qatar 2022 World Cup Group G match against Serbia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on November 24, 2022.
 

Photo credit: Nelson Alemida | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Brazil right-back Danilo will also miss Monday's match against Switzerland with an ankle strain.

Doha, Qatar

Neymar will miss Brazil's next World Cup game against Switzerland after he suffered ankle ligament damage in his team's opening win against Serbia, the team doctor said on Friday.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward was seen with a swollen ankle after being substituted during the 2-0 victory against Serbia on Thursday.

Rodrigo Lasmar, the doctor for the Brazilian football federation (CBF), said the 30-year-old had suffered "ligament damage".

Brazil right-back Danilo will also miss Monday's match against Switzerland with an ankle strain.

"We will not have these two players for our next match but they continue their treatment with the aim of recovering in time for the rest of the competition," the doctor said in a video released by the CBF.


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