World Cup 2014: Injured Neymar Says World Cup Dream 'Stolen'

Neymar suffered a serious back injury during the match against Colombia. The Brazilian says while his dreams this FIFA World Cup may be over, his teammates are sure to lift the coveted trophy.

updated: July 06, 2014 17:08 IST
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Handout picture released by the Brazilian football Confederation (CBF) of Brazil's star Neymar flashing the V sign before his departure to his home in Guaruya.


Rio de Janeiro: Brazil football star Neymar said on Saturday that his dream of playing in the World Cup final had been stolen from him by a fractured vertebrae inflicted by a Colombia defender.

"They took away my dream of playing in a World Cup final, but the dream of being world champion has not ended," Neymar said in remarks released by the Brazilian football federation. (Youthful Neymar carried hopes of a nation)

"There are two games left and I am sure my teammates will do everything to lift the trophy," he said. (No Neymar, no party for Brazil)

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