Brazil holds its breath for Neymar!

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The old demons reappear. If Brazil made a perfect entry into the running by winning (2-0) against Serbia, it’s a whole people who hold their breath this Thursday evening. Hit in the right ankle on a tackle by the Serbian player, Nikola Milenkovic, Neymar collapsed before giving up his place in the 79th minute of play. Sparkling in the jersey of Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks, the 30-year-old Brazilian impatiently awaited this great mass of world football. However, the first images are far from reassuring…

Indeed, on the first slow motions, the articulation is beautiful and well turned. Supported by the doctors of the Brazilian federation, the number 10 finally returned, head bowed, to the bench of substitutes. According to Brazilian television, the PSG striker was even on the verge of tears. Seen with his head in the jersey with a pocket of ice on his ankle at the end of the match, Neymar did not celebrate the victory with his teammates on the lawn and was seen limping in the tunnel after the final whistle. Information confirmed by Globe.

Disturbing first images…

Decisive on the first goal, Neymar, credited with a 5.5 by our editorial staff, had certainly not allowed to shine during this meeting (18 lost balls, 9 duels lost out of 14, 1 successful dribble out of 4 attempted ) but he remains the master of this Auriverde selection. Asked after the meeting, Lucas Paqueta was reassuring: “Neymar? No, we’ll see, we’ll see in the locker room, what he felt but we think it’s going well.thus assured the West Ham midfielder at the microphone of TF1. “He suffered a blow, but I hope it will be nothing”declared, for his part, Vinicius while Rodrygo also expressed his concern about Radio BRAND. “We are concerned about Neymar’s injury. We will demonstrate that it is nothing.”

“He had a sprained right ankle. We haven’t had time to do a more in-depth assessment yet, but the ankle is a little swollen. It’s important to wait for the first 24 hours, to see how he reacts “You just have to be calm and patient. Neymar has to forfeit the rest of the tournament? It’s too early to tell.”, says, moreover, Rodrigo Lasmar, the doctor of the Brazilian selection. Asked at a press conference, Tite also gave a reassuring speech: “You can be sure: Neymar will play in the World Cup. You can be absolutely sure, Neymar will play in the World Cup.”notably hammered the Brazilian coach.

Known for his fragility on the physical level, and more particularly at the level of the ankle (in the last four seasons he has been absent for 198 days due to three injuries, two of which are very serious), Neymar could then miss the next meeting against Switzerland, second in group G, next Monday. If “Ney” should quickly undergo examinations in order to know the exact nature of his injury, one has chosen is sure: Brazil is likely to tremble in the next few hours. An anxiety, required, also present in the French capital at the time of writing these lines…

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