Neymar injured as Brazil beat Cameroon
John Milton KEYNES: Neymar could be an injury doubt for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League clash with Liverpool next week after limping off during Brazil´s 1-0 friendly win over Cameroon on Tuesday.The forward bore a apparent groin problem and was replaced in the 8th minute, to boos from the crowd in the central English town of Milton Keynes.
Everton´s Richarlison, Neymar´s replacement, headed in on the stroke of half-time as his 3rd Brazil goal on his sixth appearance to secure victory for the Selecao.
A mixture by cheers and jeers welcomed Neymar, his World Cup theatrics in Russia providing ammunition for his detractors.
And at that place was little sympathy when the star attraction went off after making little impact.
He sought handling after five minutes and returned to send a curling right-footed shot high and wide within a minute. He immediately collapsed before being replaced.
But Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar played down fears of a serious problem.