Brazil 2-0 Qatar: Neymar to miss Copa America after rupturing ankle ligament

Neymar suffers injury during a friendly game for Brazil

Neymar will miss the 2019 Copa America on home soil after rupturing a ligament in his ankle during Brazil's 2-0 friendly win over Qatar in Brasilia.

The Paris St-Germain forward, 27, who was stripped of the Brazilian captaincy in May, limped off after 17 minutes.

Everton's Richarlison had put the hosts ahead after 16 minutes and Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus added a second eight minutes later.

The 12-team Copa America tournament starts on Friday, 14 June.

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