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Neymar injury a major worry amid Brazil win

5 July 2014 00:50

Neymar was taken to hospital after being carried off on a stretcher during Brazil's 2-1 FIFA World Cup quarter-final win over Colombia.

The star striker had to be withdrawn late on in the tense last-eight clash in Fortaleza on Friday.

And early reports in Brazil suggest that the injury, believed to be in his back, could bring a premature end to his tournament.

The news puts a further dampener on the victory for Luiz Felipe Scolari's men, with Thiago Silva already out of the semi-final versus Germany due to suspension after being booked against Colombia.

However, Neymar's team-mates were attempting to put a positive spin on a potentially devastating blow.

"Neymar is a warrior and I'm sure he'll be fine," said misfiring striker Fred.

Captain Silva opened the scoring on the night, bundling home after seven minutes before David Luiz's stunning second-half free-kick made it 2-0.

Brazil held on superbly after James Rodriguez reduced the arrears from the spot, although thoughts had soon moved away from their triumph and to Neymar.

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2 - 1

Competition
World Cup
Date
4 July 2014
Kick-off
22:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 1

Goals

Thiago Silva 7'
(assist by Neymar) 
1 - 0
David Luiz 69'  
2 - 0
2 - 1
80' J. Rodríguez (PG)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
12 78'
23
3 7' 64'
4 69'
6
5
8
11
9
7
10
Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
16
18
15
1
2
13
14
19
20
21
22

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