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Brazil: PSG star Neymar ruled out of Copa America by ankle injury

Brazil, Brasilia
June 06, 2019 at 14:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Brazil defeated Qatar 2-0 ahead of the Copa America at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia on Wednesday in what was meant to be a warm-up game but in the end cost them the services of their biggest star, Neymar.

The Paris Saint-Germain star was forced off after just 15 minutes due to a sprain in his right ankle, with the Brazilian Football Federation confirming he will miss the entire tournament in his home country.

Everton and Brazil forward Richarlison told journalists: "He is someone who is always working hard and suddenly things are not happening the right way."

The Brazil manager Tite said that the squad has a host of players who can fill in Neymar's position but there is no denying the blow.

All eyes are on the world's most expensive player who is currently facing an accusation of rape in France.

He denied the allegation, calling it an attempt at 'extortion' and his lawyers said they will 'repudiate the unjust accusations' against the 27-year-old.

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Brazil defeated Qatar 2-0 ahead of the Copa America at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia on Wednesday in what was meant to be a warm-up game but in the end cost them the services of their biggest star, Neymar.

The Paris Saint-Germain star was forced off after just 15 minutes due to a sprain in his right ankle, with the Brazilian Football Federation confirming he will miss the entire tournament in his home country.

Everton and Brazil forward Richarlison told journalists: "He is someone who is always working hard and suddenly things are not happening the right way."

The Brazil manager Tite said that the squad has a host of players who can fill in Neymar's position but there is no denying the blow.

All eyes are on the world's most expensive player who is currently facing an accusation of rape in France.

He denied the allegation, calling it an attempt at 'extortion' and his lawyers said they will 'repudiate the unjust accusations' against the 27-year-old.

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