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Neymar: Brazil Talisman Pens Touching Message After He Was Ruled Out of World Cup Group Stages
- Neymar has expressed positivity despite sustaining a heartbreaking injury, ruling him out of the remainder of Brazil's group-stage games
- The Paris Saint-Germain superstar, almost in tears, hobbled off with an ankle injury in the 79th minute, with Antony taking his place
- Five-time world champions Brazil will face Switzerland in their next group game on Monday, November 28 before concluding their campaign against Cameroon on Friday, December 2
Brazil forward Neymar Junior has penned a touching message following his heartbreaking injury in his side's two-nil victory against Serbia.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward picked up an ankle sprain during Brazil's Group H curtain-raiser, kick-starting Brazil's bid to a sixth world title on a winning note.
Neymar's injury will come as a dent to Brazil's sensational start to the quadrennial tournament.
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The unfortunate injury to Neymar which came as a result of a heavy collision with Nikola Milenkovic marred Brazil's inch-perfect start to the Mundial.
Neymar took to Instagram to wax spiritual in the face of the injury setback:
"The pride and love I feel for wearing the shirt has no explanation. If God gave me the opportunity to choose a country to be born in, it would be BRAZIL.
"Nothing in my life was given or easy I always had to chase my dreams and my goals. Never wishing evil on anyone, but helping those in need.
"Today has become one of the hardest moments in my career...and again in a World Cup. I have an injury yes, it's boring, and it's going to hurt but I'm sure I'll have the chance to come back because I will do my best to help my country, my teammates and myself.
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"Long time to wait for the enemy to knock me down like this? NEVER! I am a SON OF THE GOD OF THE IMPOSSIBLE and mine is endless.
Neymar to miss group stages
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Brazil superstar Neymar Junior has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup group stages.
The five-time World Champions started their World Cup campaign in style after recording a 2-0 win over Serbia in a Group G clash on Thursday evening.
Two goals from Tottenham striker Richarlison, including a breathtaking overhead kick, ensured Tite’s side got off to a winning start.