Neymar suffers ankle injury and will miss 2019 Copa America for Brazil

Neymar suffers ankle injury and will miss 2019 Copa America for Brazil

- Neymar has suffered an ankle injury while playing for Brazil against Qatar

- The Paris-Saint-Germain star will now miss the 2019 Copa America competition

- His teammates went on to beat Qatar 2-0 with goals from Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus

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Brazil have been hit with a big blow following the injury sustained by Paris-Saint-Germain superstar Neymar who will now miss his country's 2019 Copa America championship.

Neymar picked up the injury in Brazil's Copa America warm-up match against Qatar on Wednesday, June 5, as he left the pitch in tears.

He sustained the injury in the 17th minute of the encounter against Qatar with his ankle wrapped in ice while leaving the stadium.

Brazil however won the warm-up match against Qatar 2-0 thanks to goals from Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus.

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Neymar was Brazil’s poster boy for the Copa America which starts in less that 9 days’ time and he faces a third major tournament of injury woe.

He missed the majority of the second half of his club’s season with a metatarsal injury and has aggravated the same leg again.

According to report on Goal, Brazil have also officially confirmed that Neymar will not be part of their campaign for 2019 Copa America.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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