Neymar Ankle Injury: Paris Saint Germain attacker Neymar felt a niggle on his ankle during Brazil vs Serbia FIFA World Cup game, which was later diagnosed as Neymar’s ankle injury by team doctors. Neymar’s ankle injury has ruled him out of Brazil’s remaining two FIFA World Cup group-stage games.
Brazil’s World Cup squad is among the most talented at the FIFA World Cup 2022. They are among the favourites to win the tournament. Brazil registered a 2-0 win against Serbia in their opening game of the FIFA World Cup.
Manchester United midfielder Casemiro and Barcelona winger Raphinha have also featured for Brazil during the game. Manager Tete also gave Arsenal attacker Gabriel Martinelli an opportunity to gain some invaluable experience during the second half.
Neymar ankle injury: Brazil star vows to return to FIFA World Cup
There is currently a lot of uncertainty among Brazil’s supporters due to Neymar’s ankle injury.
Brazil’s hopes of winning the FIFA World Cup massively depend on his availability. The player is confident of returning to the FIFA World Cup after recovering from his ankle injury.
The Brazil international posted on his social media account, stating: “Today has become one of the most difficult moments of my career… and again in a World Cup. I have an injury yes, it’s annoying, it’s going to hurt but I’m sure I’ll have a chance to come back because I’ll do my best to help my country, my companions, and myself.”
Neymar also suffered an injury during FIFA World Cup 2014. He limped off the pitch during Brazil’s quarter-final clash against Colombia. Brazil struggled without his presence and lost 7-1 against Germany in the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, Neymar enjoyed an impressive campaign with Paris Saint-Germain this term. He has played 14 Ligue 1 games this season, registering 11 goals and nine assists. Neymar also scored two goals in five UEFA Champions League appearances.
Who will Brazil play next in the FIFA World Cup 2022?
The South Americans will next lock horns against Switzerland in a Group G game at Stadium 974 on November 28. Neymar’s ankle injury will make him miss the game.
Switzerland registered an impressive 1-0 win during their opening FIFA World Cup 2022 game against Cameroon. Switzerland National Team Squad consists of several quality players, including Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka. They could cause problems for Brazil in their next FIFA World Cup game.