The injury that has sidelined Brazilian forward, Neymar da
Silva Santos Júnior, is causing grief to President Dilma
Rousseff and many Brazilians, and they are not hiding it.
President Rousseff had conveyed her feelings on the injury
sustained by the Brazilian goal scorer, popularly known as
Neymar or Neymar Jr, to the entire country via a letter
released to the media.
“It broke my heart and the heart of every Brazilian watching
the pain on your face on the Castelão field But we also saw
the immense strength of a great warrior, who will never let
himself be held back even when wounded.A great warrior
who briefly interrupts his march, having already left his
insurmountable mark on the victorious battle our Seleção is
I know that, like every Brazilian, you will never give up, and
sooner than one can imagine, you will be back to fill our
souls with joy and our history with triumph.
“May God give you strength and always protect you,’’
Rousseff was quoted as saying.
It would be recalled that Neymar Jr got injured on Friday
during the Brazil-Columbia quarter final match at which
Brazil won 2-1.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that that
the star player was badly tackled from behind, which left him
The injury has effectively ruled him out of the ongoing
World Cup. The Brazilians are bound to miss their most
outstanding player in the line up,
However, in spite of his absence, jersey with his name
inscribed had continued to fetch millions into the coffers of
Brazil Football Federation.
Neymar Jr., who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona in La
Liga, was born on Feb. 5, 1992, is on a salary: 8.8 million
EUR and had since been flown into Sao Paulo for medical