Brazilian talisman forward, Neymar has been ruled out of the Copa America after he suffered an ankle injury in Brazil’s friendly meeting with Qatar. The skillful forward will unfortunately miss Brazil’s Copa America campaign due to a ligament rupture in his right ankle in a huge blow for the host nation.
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) confirmed the news after Neymar left Wednesday’s 2-0 friendly win over Qatar in tears.
The CBF said in a statement:
“After suffering a sprain in his right ankle during Wednesday’s game against Qatar, Neymar was evaluated and subjected to image tests that confirmed a ligament rupture in the ankle,”
“Due to the seriousness of the injury, Neymar will not have the physical conditions and sufficient recovery time to participate in the Copa America Brazil 2019.
“As of this Thursday, the technical committee of the Brazilian National Team will begin the process of selecting a replacement.”
The Paris Saint-Germain star started the match in a front three alongside Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus but was forced out of the match after just 21 minutes after suffering an injury to his right ankle injury as he was tackled by an opponent.
The Brazil star was seen in tears on the bench after the injury and was helped down to the dressing room with the assistance of team personnel.
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