FIFA World Cup 2022: Double injury for Brazil as Neymar and Danilo excluded from World Cup group stage


Brazil’s duo Neymar and Danilo will miss their remaining World Cup group matches against Switzerland and Cameroon after suffering ankle injuries in Thursday’s 2-0 win over Serbia, the team doctor said.

Neymar and team-mate Danilo both suffered ankle injuries in the second half of their battle against the European side, with Neymar forced off with ten minutes left for a good challenge, while Juventus defender Danilo played the whole game despite the condition.

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Both players will now sit out the next two games for the South American giants to recover from their injuries in time for the knockout round.

Brazil’s next group stage match is against Switzerland on Monday, followed by a match against Cameroon on Friday. Despite the two absences, Brazil remains the heavy favorite to win the group, especially after their opening day victory.

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