FIFA World Cup: Neymar Cried 'I Can't Feel my Legs' After Challenge

Neymar was stretchered off in the 88th minute of the FIFA World Cup quarterfinal against Colombia and rushed to hospital where the fracture of the third vertebrae was confirmed.

updated: July 07, 2014 15:29 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.


Madrid: Brazil's star striker Neymar cried "I can't feel my legs" after a crunch World Cup challenge by Colombia's Juan Zuniga, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari told Spanish sports daily Marca. (Brazil Want Zuniga Punished)

Scolari said the whole team panicked after the knee in the back tackle during Brazil's quarterfinal victory over Colombia on Friday. (Pele Hopes Brazil Can Win Without Neymar)

Left back Marcelo was first to reach the striker, who suffered a fractured vertebrae that has ruled him out of the World Cup, after the challenge. (World Cup Dream 'Stolen': Neymar)

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