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Distraught forward Neymar is seen with his head in his hands after coming off with an ankle injury

DISTRAUGHT Neymar is seen with his head in hands after coming off with an ankle injury in Brazil’s 2-0 win over Serbia… as coach Tite and fans face an anxious wait over star man

Brazil winger Neymar suffered an ankle injury during his team’s victory over Serbia at the World Cup.

Neymar was substituted in the 80th minute and looked emotional on the bench as he watched his team see out a 2-0 victory.

A picture of Neymar with his boot off showed severe swelling on his ankle.

Neymar was left distraught after suffering an ankle injury in Brazil’s win against Serbia

A picture of Neymar with his boot off showed that there was severe swelling on his ankle

A picture of Neymar with his boot off showed that there was severe swelling on his ankle

Neymar had to go off in the 80th minute of Brazil's opening World Cup group stage fixture

Neymar had to go off in the 80th minute of Brazil’s opening World Cup group stage fixture

The 30-year-old was injured following a challenge from Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic. 

Brazil won their opening group game courtesy of a brace from Richarlison. 

However, despite the fact that they have an array of star at their disposal, losing Neymar would be a significant blow for Tite’s side.

Neymar suffered the injury following a challenge from Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic

Neymar suffered the injury following a challenge from Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic

Brazil face an anxious wait to determine how long Neymar will be out injured for

Brazil face an anxious wait to determine how long Neymar will be out injured for

The 30-year-old is determined to win the World Cup with Brazil in Qatar at his third finals

The 30-year-old is determined to win the World Cup with Brazil in Qatar at his third finals

Brazil’s next fixture is against Switzerland on Monday before they take on Cameroon four days later. 

Neymar will be assessed to determine whether he will be able to be involved in the upcoming games.

Now competing at his third World Cup, Neymar is determined to win the famous trophy. 

With 75 goals for his country, Neymar is just two behind Pele’s record goalscoring tally for Brazil. In addition, he has over 100 caps for Brazil. 

After a goalless first half against Serbia, Brazil took the lead in the 62nd minute as Richarlison scored after Vinicius Junior’s effort was saved.

Richarlison proceeded to make it 2-0 with an acrobatic finish. 

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