The staff physician described the ahead’s difficulty as a “trauma” to the appropriate ankle, in accordance with The Unbiased’s Miguel Delaney. Neymar gave the impression to be in tears after he was substituted throughout his nation’s World Cup opener.
The 30-year-old appeared to select up the damage when Nikola Milenkovic challenged him throughout a counterattack. Neymar was fouled 9 instances earlier than he was taken off within the 79th minute – 4 extra instances than another participant on the event.
Brazil is among the many favorites to gather its sixth World Cup in Qatar. Its second group sport is towards Switzerland on Monday. It would then face Cameroon on Dec. 2 earlier than probably taking its place within the spherical of 16.
Neymar has solely gained the 2013 Confederations Cup with Brazil’s senior staff however was instrumental in serving to the under-23 facet gather gold at Rio 2016. He forged doubt over his participation on the 2026 World Cup earlier in November, saying he would play on this event “prefer it’s the final.”
“I can not assure that I am going to play one other (World) Cup. I truthfully do not know,” he added.