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Neymar to have throat operation

1 July 2013 10:43

Brazilian striker Neymar will undergo a throat operation in the wake of his stunning efforts at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Neymar, 21, was named as the best player of the tournament after Brazil's 3-0 final victory over Spain in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

The forward – who moved to Barcelona for €57 million from Santos last month – scored four goals in his five Confederations Cup matches for Brazil.

Neymar will leave for Spain shortly, but before he departs he will have a minor operation to correct a throat problem.

"It's a problem that I have, my throat always bothers me," Neymar said after the final.

"So we're going to operate to resolve it once and for all."

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3 - 0

Spain

L L W W L
Competition
Confederations Cup
Date
1 July 2013
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
3 - 0

Goals

Fred 2'  
1 - 0
Neymar 44'
(assist by Oscar) 
2 - 0
Fred 47'
(assist by Hulk) 
3 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
12
2
3
4
6
17
18
11
9 2' 47'
19
10 44'
Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari
# Player Bookings
1
15 28' 54'
17 15'
3 68'
18
6
8
13
16
11
9
Coach: Del Bosque

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
23
21
8
1
5
7
13
14
15
16
20
22

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