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Neymar injured in friendly tie

06 Jun 2019, 17:29 ( 2 Months ago) | updated: 06 Jun 2019, 17:38 ( 2 Months ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Brazilian star Neymar. File Photo Xinhua.

Brazil's preparations for the Copa America suffered a blow on Wednesday when star forward Neymar was injured during a friendly with Qatar.
   
Neymar limped off the pitch in the 22nd minute of the match at Mane Garrincha stadium after appearing to injure his right ankle in a tackle.
   
The 27-year-old was later seen crying while being evaluated by medical staff on the Brazil bench.
   
Neymar missed most of the second half of the 2018-19 season with Paris Saint-Germain because of a fractured metatarsal in his right foot. He started Wednesday's match despite a police investigation launched last Friday into accusations that he raped a women in a Paris hotel.
   
The Copa America will be played in five Brazilian cities from June 14 to July 7. Brazil have been drawn in Group A alongside Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela.