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Neymar Will Not Miss the Rest of the 2022 World Cup Due to Injury

Wesam Abo Marq Wesam Abo Marq
29th November 2022
Neymar Will Not Miss the Rest of the 2022 World Cup Due to Injury
Neymar might miss Brazil's next two group games (Getty)

The Claim

Due to an ankle injury, Neymar will miss the remainder of the 2022 World Cup.

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Following Neymar's ankle injury during Brazil's match against Serbia, social media users alleged that Neymar would miss the rest of the World Cup.

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Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the claim and found it to be misleading.

Neymar will miss the World Cup group stage, not the whole tournament.

Will Neymar Miss Brazil’s Upcoming Matches?

Neymar has ligament damage in his right ankle, according to the team doctor. 

He will only be absent from Brazil's next two World Cup group games.

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After being hit by Nikola Milenkovic in the 80th minute of Thursday's 2-0 win over Serbia Neymar was substituted.

After the match, Neymar wrote on his Instagram account, "Nothing in my life came easy and I've always had to work for my dreams and goals. I have never wished anyone anything bad and always helped who needed."

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"I'm injured, yes it's not nice, it will hurt but I'm sure I will have the chance to come back because I'll do everything possible to help my country, my team-mates and myself," the footballer added.

Neymar Missed Switzerland Match

On Monday, Brazil's Group G match against Switzerland ended in a 1-0 victory for Brazil.

Due in large part to Neymar's absence, Brazil's progression through the World Cup's knockout stage was hampered.

"Of course we miss a player like Neymar," Brazil coach Tite said. "The team loses a lot without him. But we also have other players who can get the job done, as we saw it today."

Neymar injured his right ankle and needed to rest.

He showed his support to his teammates as he tweeted on Twitter following Casemiro's only goal against Switzerland, "Casemiro has been the best defensive midfielder in the world for a long time."

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The team's final group match will take place against Cameroon on Friday.

Brazil Qualifies for the World Cup Round of 16

Brazil's 1-0 win over Switzerland guarantees them a place in the World Cup knockout stages in Qatar.

Brazil, who is already a five-time world champion, has qualified for the Round of 16 and has one more match remaining in their group stage against Cameroon.

France defeated Denmark and advanced to the World Cup Round of 16 thanks to Kylian Mbappé's two goals.

Furthermore, Portugal is the third team to advance to the World Cup's round of 16 after defeating Uruguay 2-0.

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