Brazil striker Neymar to miss rest of World Cup

Brazil striker Neymar to miss rest of World Cup

Brazil striker Neymar to miss rest of World Cup

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by usatsports

USA Today

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 4 at 9:00 PM

Neymar was kneed in the back by Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zuniga in the second half of Brazil’s 2-1 win, and was in tears when he was carried off the field on a stretcher.

He was taken to a local clinic and team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said after the match that the star striker had broken his third vertebrae.

Neymar is the Brazil’s biggest star and has scored four goals for the team so far in the tournament.

Brazil plays Germany in the semifinals on Tuesday.

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