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Neymar ruled out of Copa America with ankle injury

Neymar will not play at Copa America. Credit: PA

Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the Copa America with an ankle ligament injury.

The 27-year-old suffered the setback in the first half of the Selecao's 2-0 friendly win over Qatar on Wednesday.

"After suffering a sprain in his right ankle during last Wednesday's game against Qatar, Neymar was evaluated and subjected to complementary imaging tests that confirmed ligament rupture in the ankle," a statement on www.cbf.com read.

"Due to the seriousness of the injury, Neymar will not have the physical conditions and sufficient recovery time to participate in the Copa America Brasil 2019."

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