FIFA World Cup: Neymar to Join Brazil for Third Place Play-Off

Neymar suffered a fractured vertebrae but will accompany Brazil players when they take on Netherlands in FIFA World Cup 2014.

updated: July 11, 2014 10:23 IST
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Fans missed Nyemar during Brazil's humiliating loss to Germany.


Teresopolis: Brazil's injured striker Neymar will attend Saturday's third place play-off when the battered World Cup hosts take on the Netherlands.

Brazil were consigned to the ignominy of fighting out a game Dutch coach Louis van Gaal has attacked as "unfair" after their 7-1 semi-final mauling by Germany. (Is Neymar headed to Kerala for Ayurveda treatment?)

Neymar's absence dominated the build-up to Tuesday's humiliation. The Barcelona striker missed out after fracturing a vertebrae in the quarter-final win over Colombia.

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