FIFA World Cup: Neymar Injury Bombshell Rocks Brazil

Brazil defeated Colombia 2-1 in  their FIFA World Cup 2014 quarterfinal match. The triumph though was marred by news of Neymar's painful injury that he suffered during the contest.

updated: July 05, 2014 09:36 IST
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Brazil's forward Neymar (C) lies on the pitch after being injured during the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia.


Fortaleza: Brazil striker Neymar was ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup on Friday, dealing the hosts a crushing blow just hours after they battled through to a semi-final showdown with Germany.

A pulsating opening day of quarter-final action saw Brazil advance to the last four with a 2-1 victory over Colombia after Germany defeated old rivals France 1-0 at the Maracana Stadium.

But Brazil's bruising win over Colombia was immediately overshadowed by news that Neymar would miss the rest of the tournament after suffering a fractured vertebra. (Also read: Brazil coach Scolari feels Neymar is being hunted)

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