Neymar to miss the 2019 Copa America

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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 27-year-old Paris St-Germain forward, 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, June 14.