Released on injury against Serbia on Friday evening (2-0), Neymar suffers from a sprained ankle and should return for the round of 16 of the World Cup.
Brazil holds its breath. Despite their victories against Serbia (2-0) at the start of their World Cup, the five-time world champions were mainly won over by concern Thursday evening, when about ten minutes from the end, Neymar went off injured after twisting his ankle, ending in tears on the bench. The diagnosis evokes a sprain of the right ankle but the duration of unavailability of the Parisian number 10 has not yet been announced.
The Brazilian Football Federation confirms that Neymar has undergone, along with Danilo, some tests at the Aspetar Clinic to treat his right ankle. His participation in the World Cup is not in jeopardy, although he may not return until the round of 16. Good news.
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Neymar package for the rest of the chickens?
But fans of Brazil and the former Barcelona will be able to reassure themselves, at least a little. In a press release published by the Brazilian Football Federation, we learn that Neymar’s participation for the rest of the World Cup is not in danger. However, there is little chance that he will play again before the round of 16, so he would miss the matches against Switzerland and Cameroon. He and Danilo will undergo additional examinations this Friday afternoon at the Aspetar clinic.