Brazil’s Neymar Injures Ankle in World Cup Win Over Serbia

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Sports Illustrated

By Wilton Jackson The status of superstar forward remains up in the air following his sprained ankle on Thursday. Brazil secured a 2–0 win with relative ease in its World Cup opener against Serbia, with two goals coming from debutant Richarlison. However, the victory came with some unpleasant news when forward Neymar injured his right ankle late in the contest. Tears flowed from the eyes of the Brazilian forward before he eventually limped off the field at Lusail Iconic Stadium in Qatar in the 79th minute. He was fouled nine times in the match, the most of any player. Rodrigo Lasmar, Brazil’s …

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