Neymar And Kylian Mbappe Casts Doubt Over Their Availability For PSG’s Clash With Liverpool
Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are doubts for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League clash with Liverpool next week after coming off injured in friendlies for Brazil and France on Tuesday night.
Supporters who bought tickets for Brazil v Cameroon at Stadium:MK to see Neymar were left bitterly disappointed as he came off injured after eight minutes.
Mbappe, playing for France in a friendly against Uruguay in Paris, was forced off after 36 minutes with what appeared to be a shoulder injury.
It casts doubt over their availability for two of Paris Saint-Germain’s next games but Neymar posted on Instagram after the match: ‘Thanks for all of the messages wishing me a good recovery. I think it was nothing serious.’
Neymar was forced off injured early in Brazil’s international friendly against Cameroon
The striker went down clearly in pain during the early stages of the game in Milton Keynes
Kylian Mbappe went down after hurdling over Uruguay goalkeeper Martin Campana
Mbappe looked in some discomfort and was pictured clutching his right shoulder after falling
Everton’s Richarlison, Neymar’s replacement, headed in on the stroke of half-time for his third Brazil goal on his sixth appearance to secure victory for the Selecao. A mixture of cheers and jeers welcomed Neymar, his World Cup theatrics in Russia providing ammunition for his detractors.
And there was little sympathy when the star attraction went off after making little impact. He sought treatment after five minutes and returned to send a curling right-footed shot high and wide within a minute. He immediately collapsed before being replaced.
Mbappe writhed around in pain on the Stade de France pitch after hurdling Uruguay goalkeeper Martin Campana.
He wasn’t able to continue and was replaced by Florian Thauvin.