Copa America 2018/19: Huge blow for hosts Brazil as Neymar ruled out of the tournament

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XtraTime Web Desk: Huge blow for Brazil as their star footballer Neymar Jr. will miss the Copa America which will be hosted by Brazil due to a ligament rupture in his right ankle.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) confirmed the news after Neymar left Wednesday’s 2-0 friendly win over Qatar in tears.

A tearful Neymar was carried down the tunnel with an ankle problem in the first half in Brasilia.

Neymar, who recovered from a knee injury leading into the international friendly, was substituted in the 21st minute and assisted into the locker room.

Brazil head coach Tite was hopeful Neymar had escaped serious injury ahead of the country’s Copa opener against Bolivia on June 14.

However, tests revealed Neymar would not recover in time for the major South American tournament, which Brazil will host.

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