Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar Jr in tears after he sustained a bad injury against Serbia, in 2-0 victory.
Neymar left the Lusail Stadium inconsolably with an ugly swollen ankle on Thursday night after Brazil’s impressive 2-0 victory over Serbia.
The 30-year-old forward, who was fouled nine times on Thursday in Group G, the most of any World Cup player so far, was removed from the game after 79 minutes because his ankle gave way under Nikola Milenkovic’s challenge.
After the collision, he attempted to continue playing, but 12 minutes later, Rodrygo took his place.
The Paris Saint-Germain player was soon seen holding his head in his hands as Brazil continued to defend their 2-0 lead thanks to a brace from Richarlison, who was visibly upset after the incident.
In fact, there are rumors that Neymar sobbed on the sidelines.
Does that not look good at all? Neymar limped to the locker room after the final whistle as pictures of his swollen ankle soon surfaced.
Brazil is anticipated to learn the full extent of his injury in the following 48 hours.
Neymar has certainly experienced ankle injuries in the recent past. After rolling his ankle during PSG’s victory over St. Etienne in November, he missed two months of play the previous season. The season before that, he missed a month due to ankle problems.
Aside from Neymar’s injury, Tite’s team earned all three points thanks to some outstanding play from Richarlison.
The Spurs forward scored what will undoubtedly go down as one of the best goals of this winter’s World Cup in the 62nd minute to break the scoreless tie.
Richarlison pulled down a beautiful outside-of-the-boot pass from Vinicius from the left before launching an incredible acrobatic effort that flew past Vanja Milinkovic-Savic.
The former Everton player, who recently quipped that he wants to emulate Ronaldinho in the future, has had a busy week.
Richarlison responded, “I’m going to buy an island and I’ll stay there with a lot of women, like that photo of Ronaldinho,” when asked what he plans to do when he retires.
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