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Neymar injury update: Latest news on Brazil World Cup star’s ankle problem that had him in tears vs Serbia

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Brazil have started their 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign in fine form, with a 2-0 win over Serbia on Thursday — but there is a looming big worry for the Selecao, after an injury to star striker Neymar.

Richarlison scored a second-half double in the crucial win, that sees the Selecao claim an early place at the top of Group G. 

But more worrying was that superstar Neymar left the field in tears, after suffering a heavy knock late in the game to his ankle. 

The PSG attacker is no stranger to suffering injuries at the worst time, and all eyes will now be on his fitness moving forward. 

The Sporting News will keep you updated with the latest as the Brazil striker’s injury is assessed. 

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Neymar World Cup injury latest

After playing a part in Brazil’s opening goal against Serbia on November 24, Neymar was forced from the field in the 80th minute.

The 30-year-old had been down on the ground after being subjected to a heavy tackle that seemed to hurt his right ankle, which was immediately treated by Brazil’s medical staff. 

As usual, Neymar was fouled a number of times during the Serbia match and eventually felt the full weight of those challenges. 

Neymar was visibly emotional after leaving the field, and he was seen in tears on the bench — with fears the injury may now limit his involvement in the 2022 World Cup.

Brazil will look to assess the injury further, with likely scans over the next 24 hours to confirm the extent of Neymar’s latest blow. 

Based on his immediate reactions and the subsequent swelling, the news may not be good for him or the team, as they look to win their first World Cup in 20 years. 

At the very least, it’s hard to see Neymar being fit in time for Brazil’s next match against Switzerland on November 28, and only time will tell just how many matches he may miss. 


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