Neymar out of Brazil squad for WC qualifiers
Brazil’s football confederation confirmed on Thursday that Neymar will not play in the South American qualifying match on Tuesday in Montevideo.
PSG coach Thomas Tuchel last week said it would be “impossible” for Neymar to play for Brazil as he recovered from the injury, but Brazil coach Tite insisted that the striker travel.
Neymar had already been ruled out of Friday’s game against Venezuela. Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said Neymar’s recovery after four days off training was not enough.
Pedro was selected for Brazil in September 2018, but was unable to make his debut after sustaining a series knee injury.