Neymar is carried off the field in tears after being kneed in the back by Columbia’s Juan Camilo Zuniga in the 86th minute of a quarterfinal game on July 4, 2014. Neymar was taken to a nearby clinic and released. Although he is not expected to need surgery, he is is unable to compete in the rest of the World Cup. Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar says:
He will not be in condition to play, he will need a few weeks to be fit again. He is very, very sad.
Since playing against Chile, Neymar has not been able to train with his team due to a knee injury. The Brazilian team is concerned because Neymar has scored more than 50 percent of the goals and does not know what could happen in the next game against Colombia.
Brazil striker Neymar Jr. is reported to be under investigation by FIFA for revealing a pair of Brazilian flag boxer shorts during the group game with Cameroon. A local website reports that the Blue Man-brand underwear are being investigated for violating FIFA’s disciplinary code, which prohibits players from displaying political and religious messages as well as publicity slogans and non-sanctioned brands. Neymar has been under scrutiny for displaying underwear in league matches with FC Barcelona while Danish player Nicklas Bendtner has been fined around $125,000 for displaying underwear, higher than fines imposed for racism-related incidents in Spain, Serbia and Croatia.