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Brazil striker Neymar is down injured after a foul. © Robert Michael/dpa

Striker Neymar injured his ankle during Brazil’s opening victory at the World Cup in Qatar. The 30-year-old from Paris Saint-Germain was substituted in the 79th minute of Thursday night’s 2-0 win against Serbia and has sprained his right ankle, according to team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar.

Lusail – “We started treatment straight away while he was still on the bench. And we continued the treatment in the cabin, ”reported the doctor. “We now have to wait 24 to 48 hours before we can say more. We don’t have an MRI appointment yet.”

National coach Tite expressed his confidence at the press conference that Neymar “can continue playing at this World Cup. He will continue this World Cup!” dpa

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