Brazil will be without it’s most popular player (and captain) Neymar, for another two games.
Neymar was suspended for four games on June 17th following a 1-0 loss to Colombia. There were a couple things that led to his suspension.
1. Received a yellow card for a handball after a blocked attempt on goal
2. Kicked the ball at opponent Pablo Armero
3. Tried to headbutt opponent Jeison Murillo, receiving a red card
4. Supposedly verbally abused referee after the game heading into the dressing room tunnel
Well, I guess that will do it.
Neymar was originally suspended two games, until news broke about the verbal abuse. Brazil went on to play Venezuela and won 2-1. They then lost 4-3 to Paraguay thus knocking them out of the tournament.
This is important because with the loss, Neymar has only sat out two games. The other two games will carry over to the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.
What a loss for Brazil.
However, if you need Neymar back for a game, this match up with Argentina on November 17th would be the one. Hint, Hint: Messi.
Okay Neymar… Please keep your hands, feet, head and words to yourself. We want to see you on the field in November!