Fortaleza (Brazil), July 5 IANS | 2 months ago

Neymar is out of the World Cup after suffering a fractured vertebra in Brazil's 2-1 victory over Colombia Friday.


The 22-year-old left the pitch on a stretcher after being kneed in the back by Juan Zuniga with only four minutes remaining in the quarterfinal at Arena Castelao, reports Xinhua.

Examinations after the match confirmed Brazil's worst fears and the Barcelona forward will be sidelined indefinitely.

"Unfortunately, he's not going to be able to play," team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar told Sportv.

"It's not serious in the sense that it doesn't need surgery, but he'll need to immobilise it to recover."


Brazil's Neymar reacts after being hit on the back during a quarter-finals match between Brazil and Colombia of 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Estadio Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, on July 4, 2014. Brazil won 2-1 over Colombia and qualified for semi-finals on Friday. (Xinhua/Li Ga/IANS)

The injury is a crushing blow to Brazil's hopes of winning a sixth World Cup.

The hosts will also be without captain Thiago Silva for Tuesday's semifinal against Germany in Belo Horizonte due to suspension.

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari claimed Neymar had not been given enough protection by referees during the tournament.

"He (Neymar) was going to be hunted. For three matches that has been happening," Scolari said. "There was not even a yellow card, nothing."

Neymar is Brazil's leading scorer in the tournament with four goals.

(Posted on 05-07-2014)


Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal

INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:

Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |

MORE MAPS OF INDIA:

Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |

INDIA CITY MAPS:

Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |

KERALA TRAVEL MAPS:

Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |