5 Jul 2014

Injured Neymar out of World Cup

12:50 pm on 5 July 2014

Brazil's star striker Neymar has been ruled out of the remainder of the football World Cup after suffering a fractured vertebrae in their 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia.

Neymar

Neymar Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar say it's not serious in the sense that it doesn't need surgery, but Neymar will need to immobilise it to recover, so he won't be able to play.

Lasmar says he expects the recovery period to take at least a few weeks.

Brazil face Germany in Belo Horizonte on Wednesday for a place in the final.