Neymar ruled out of World Cup with fractured vertebra

Jul 5, 2014 1:54 AM by Ross Field

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says Neymar will not be able to play against Germany in the World Cup semifinals because of injury.

Neymar was kneed in the back in the 2-1 quarterfinal win over Colombia on Friday. He was crying in pain as he was carried off the field after a collision with Juan Zuniga.

The Brazil striker was taken to a private clinic.

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