AFC Champions League: Will Neymar miss the match against Mumbai City on November 6 after a left knee injury? – Magazine Creations

Brazilian soccer player Neymar burst into tears when he left the field due to a left knee injury at the end of the first half of Brazil’s 2-0 World Cup qualifier loss to Uruguay. With this injury, his participation in the AFC Champions League match against Mumbai City FC is now uncertain.

Here’s what happened

In the 44th minute of the match at Centenario Stadium on Tuesday, the 31-year-old striker stumbled and fell while running. Players from both teams quickly surrounded him while holding his knee. Neymar was carried on a stretcher, holding his face with both hands. Later, Richarlison entered the game in his place.

After the injury, Brazilian doctor Rodrigo Lasmar told reporters that it was too early to determine the severity of Neymar’s injury. “We have done all the tests and we will repeat them tomorrow. These 24 hours are key to knowing how his knee will respond, how swollen it will be and what images will show,” Lasmar said. News agency. “Let’s calmly wait for the exams, evaluate them calmly, and let you know as soon as we have a diagnosis.”

Mumbai City and Al Hilal match

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Neymar, who is part of Saudi club Al Hilal, along with Nasaji Mazandaran, PFC Navbahor Namangan and Mumbai City FC are placed in Group D for the AFC Champions League group stage matches, and in this context Neymar may visit India during the club’s match with Mumbai City FC. .

Earlier in August, Mumbai City FC captain Rahul Bekh said he was looking forward to facing Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal in the AFC Champions League and said he would not be bothered by the prospect of facing the likes of Neymar.

The Islanders will have a tough job when they face Al Hilal because the Saudi team has been significantly strengthened in the transfer market thanks to the additions of players such as Neymar, Kalidou Koulibaly, Ruben Neves, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Malcom.

But Becky said: “Our players were excited as if they wanted to face any of these (Saudi) teams.” Some of them are big Ronaldo fans, so they wanted the victory to be there. The others were like all of us, excited if we could beat one of the teams and then get Al Hilal. So we are looking forward to playing with them,” reported during a press conference as reported that I. “I’m very excited. So whenever we play against them. If I play that game, I will make sure that my best is to prevent him (Neymar) from playing well. This is the best and all I can do for the team,” he added.

(With inputs from AP, ANI)

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Updated: October 18, 2023, 02:38 PM IST


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