The world’s most expensive footballing star, Neymar, has been excluded from the Brazil national team squad, after an MRI scan showed that he had suffered a lesion in his left hamstring, according to AFP.
The Brazil national football team have announced their squad on Friday October 25th for friendlies next month, against Argentina and South Korea, without injury-hit striker Neymar.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward left the pitch of his national team's 1-1 draw with Nigeria in a friendly with hamstring problems, only 12 minutes from the start on October 13th.
The 27-year-old star underwent medical tests to define the seriousness of his injury and the time he needs to recover. The scans showed that Neymar will be out of action for four weeks.
Brazil’s team are scheduled to face Argentina on November 15th, and South Korea four days later.
AFP has reported that the Brazil coach has called on Real Madrid's 18-year-old Rodrygo to replace injured Neymar, during the friendlies that will take place in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.
Neymar, who joined PSG in 2017, became the youngest Brazilian player to reach 100 appearances in international games with the Copa America champions, when he played the full 90 minutes during the 1-1 draw with Senegal on October 10th.
Neymar, the world's most expensive player, made a promising start to the season, scoring four goals in five Ligue 1 matches.
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool/ENG), Ederson (Manchester City/ENG), Daniel Fuzato (Roma/ITA)
Defenders: Danilo (Juventus/ITA), Emerson (Real Betis/ESP), Alex Sandro (Juventus/ITA), Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Thiago Silva (PSG/FRA), Marquinhos (PSG/FRA), Éder Militao (Real Madrid/ESP), Felipe (Atletico Madrid/ESP)
Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid/ESP), Arthur (Barcelona/ESP), Fabinho (Liverpool/ENG), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa/ENG), Philippe Coutinho (Bayern Munich/GER), Lucas Paqueta (AC Milan/ITA)
Forwards: David Neres (Ajax/NED), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool/ENG), Richarlison (Everton/ENG), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City/ENG), Rodrygo (Real Madrid/ESP), Willian (Chelsea/ENG).