Neymar Factfile: Brazil's Stellar Striker Out of FIFA World Cup

At 22, Neymar has emerged as one of the biggest stars in international football. The sensational striker however won't shine anymore for Brazil in this FIFA World Cup after he was ruled out due to a serious back injury.

updated: July 05, 2014 11:26 IST
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Neymar screams in pain after he hurt his back in Brazil's match against Colombia.

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Fortaleza: Factfile on Brazilian forward Neymar, who was ruled out of the World Cup with a fractured vertebra on Friday:

Full name: Neymar da Silva Santos Junior

Date of birth: February 5, 1992 (age 22)

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