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‘Brazil won’t appeal Neymar ban’


Brazil have said they will not appeal against a four-match ban on captain Neymar, which will rule him out of the rest of the Copa America tournament,AFPreports.

The Brazilian Football Confederation said in a statement on Monday,
“During a meeting on Sunday night between Neymar and the technical management it was decided that the CBF would respect CONMEBOL’s decision.”

Neymar said on his Instagram account., “Where I’m at right now, I would always be with the team, pushing my teammates towards victory, but staying here just to train, that would kill me from the inside…without any pleasure.

“I was waiting with great faith and hope that I could continue playing with Brazil in this Copa, unfortunately that has not been possible for me.

“I know that my presence in the team is important, as is that of all the other players who, more than ever, must remain concentrated on the forthcoming matches.

“It’s awful training without preparing for something and such a situation would run the risk of me picking up an accidental injury, which would make things even more difficult.”

Neymar was sent off at the end of Brazil’s Copa game against Colombia last Wednesday when he appeared to headbutt an opposing player.

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