Qatar 2022: Why is Neymar not playing for Brazil vs. Switzerland?

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Brazil are looking to book their ticket for the Round of 16 of the 2022 Qatar World Cup. To do so, they have to win Switzerland in their second round match. However, they will have to play without their star Neymar Jr. Check out the reason he is missing the game.

Brazil are looking to book their ticket to the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with a win against Switzerland on Monday. However, the five-time world champions will have to play without one of their stars as Neymar Jr. he won’t be on the field.

Tite’s side beat Serbia in their first game thanks to two Richarlison goals. However, Neymar was one of the starters and was always a threat to the Serbian defenders. In fact, he was the most fouled player, getting nine.

The PSG star left the pitch in the 80th minute just like Danilo. There have been many updates on his condition in recent days. Here’s why he’s missing the match against the Swiss.

Why is Brazil’s Neymar not playing against Switzerland at Qatar 2022?

During Brazil’s World Cup opener against Serbia, Neymar left the clash with a swollen ankle after being fouled so many times. He even posted the picture of his foot on his Instagram account, and there was plenty of speculation about his future in the tournament.

According to Brazil doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, Neymar suffered a “lateral ligament injury” on his right ankle. In a video published on Friday (Nov. 25), he explained that he already started treatment but he will miss the game against Switzerland.

Lasmar said that they are trying to get him back as soon as possible for the competition. However, it’s expected that Neymar could also miss the game against Cameroon on December 2nd.

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