Still coping with the loss of its biggest star, Brazil is trying to find ways to remain upbeat about its prospects at the World Cup, a Brazillan news source informs.
The medical helicopter that took Neymar home with a back injury also carried away much of the country’s hopes for a sixth world title, but the tournament isn’t over yet and Brazil is just days away from a difficult semifinal against Germany.
“We have to try to be mature in a moment like this,” Brazil defender David Luiz said. “We are sad because we are missing an important player and someone who was trying to fulfill his dream of winning this title.”
Brazil doctor Jose Luiz Runco said the players were “shocked and saddened” when they heard Neymar would miss the rest of the World Cup.
Recall, on Friday Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup after fracturing his vertebrae in the closing stages of the match against Colombia.