Ankle injury forces Neymar out of Brazil’s friendly match

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil striker Neymar has left a friendly match against Qatar in tears after twisting an ankle during a hard tackle in the first minutes of the match.

Neymar left the field on his own Wednesday night and was replaced by Everton after Richarlison gave Brazil its first goal at 22 minutes. Gabriel Jesus added a second goal to give Brazil a 2-0 lead at halftime.

Neymar recently recovered from a right-foot injury, which also affected his World Cup performance in Russia. Brazil’s soccer confederation says its doctor determined that Neymar twisted an ankle.

The friendly marks the first major public appearance for Neymar since a woman accused him of rape Friday at a Paris hotel on May 15.

Neymar denies any wrongdoing.

Source: FOX Sport

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