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How did Neymar get injured in the World Cup?

How did Neymar get injured in the World Cup?

In 2014, soccer megastar Neymar suffered a back injury in a World Cup match against Colombia. The injury occurred late in the quarterfinal match, when Camilo Zuniga kneed Neymar in the back.

How did Neymar get injured in 2014 World Cup?

Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup with a broken bone in his back sustained in the 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia. He fractured a vertebra in his spine when kneed in the back by Juan Zuniga in a challenge that went unpunished.

Who hurt Neymar in the World Cup?

Neymar has been accused of play-acting at the World Cup, but the Brazil star is now pleading his innocence. The 26-year-old’s dramatics in the 2-0 win against Mexico drew criticism when he rolled around on the floor and screamed in apparent agony after Miguel Layun placed the top of his boot on his ankle.

Where did Neymar score his second goal in the World Cup?

In Brazil’s second World Cup match, played against Costa Rica at the Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, on 22 June, Neymar scored the team’s second goal in injury time as Brazil won 2–0. The goal, his 56th for Brazil, took him third in the all-time scoring chart behind only Pelé and Ronaldo.

Who is the Brazilian football player known as Neymar?

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior ( Brazilian Portuguese: [nejˈmaʁ dɐ ˈsiwvɐ ˈsɐ̃tus ˈʒũɲoʁ]; born 5 February 1992), commonly known as Neymar Jr. or simply Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team.

How old was Neymar when he made his professional debut?

He is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world. Neymar came into prominence at Santos, where he made his professional debut aged 17. He helped the club win two successive Campeonato Paulista championships, a Copa do Brasil, and the 2011 Copa Libertadores; the latter being Santos’ first since 1963.

When did Neymar start playing for Santos football team?

—South American football journalist Tim Vickery on Neymar in 2010. Neymar continued his ascendancy in 2010, and, on 15 April 2010, he scored five goals for Santos in an 8–1 rout of Guarani in the qualifying stages of the Brazilian Cup.