Neymar will miss Copa America after he suffered an ankle injury in Brazil’s friendly meeting with Qatar, the 27 years old Foward left the pitch in tears as he was assisted out of the stadium.
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) confirmed the news after Neymar left Wednesday’s 2-0 friendly win over Qatar in tears.
After suffering a sprain in his right ankle during Wednesday’s game against Qatar, Neymar was evaluated and subjected to image tests that confirmed a ligament rupture in the ankle,” the CBF said in a statement.
The PSG star started in a front three alongside Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus as Brazil began preparations for this summer’s tournament in South America.
But Neymar was forced out of the match after just 21 minutes after suffering an injury to his right ankle injury as he was tackled by an opponent.