Neymar set to miss Brazil’s remaining World Cup group stage fixtures amid ankle injury

It seems that the Brazilian star Neymar will miss the remaining two matches of the group stage against Switzerland and Cameroon, after suffering an ankle injury.

report from jiglobo It indicates that the Paris Saint-Germain striker will only be available for Brazil after he sprained his ankle in the group stage. Tottenham striker Richarlison scored twice for Brazil in a 2-0 victory to kick off their World Cup campaign.

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Neymar replaced Manchester United winger Anthony in the 79th minute after suffering a blow to his ankle, which he had had injury problems with in the past. Tite will now have to call up the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, Rodrygo and Anthony to replace the Brazil icon in the starting line-up.

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Brazil defender Danilo also suffered a similar injury to Neymar and will also miss the matches against Cameroon and Switzerland. The couple had checkups this morning and have already started their physiotherapy sessions as they begin their recovery, according to geglobo.

The scan showed a collateral ligament injury in Neymar’s right ankle, along with a small swelling in the bone. The Paris Saint-Germain star was seen limping off the field limping across the mixed area after the match, according to Brazil’s national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar.

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“The players are still receiving treatment,” Lasmar said. “It’s very important to be calm and peaceful.

“This assessment will be done on a daily basis so that we have the information and make the best decisions based on it. We can already say that we will not have the two players for the next match, but they remain in treatment with our aim of trying to recover in time for this competition.”

Brazil remain favorites to win the World Cup in Qatar, but they will be hampered by an injury to their star striker. Tite is hoping his side will be good enough to qualify top of Group G and bring Neymar back into the squad for the last 16.

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