Neymar To Leave Chile After Appeal Was Dropped By The Brazilian Football Federation
Neymar will leave the team’s Copa America base on Monday morning and miss the rest of the tournament after it was decided by the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) that they won’t be appealing his four match ban.
Neymar, was sent off at the conclusion of Wednesday’s defeat to Colombia for an attempted head-butt of Jeison Murillo that sparked an argument during which Colombia striker Carlos Bacca was also shown red.
“Neymar is set to leave the Brazilian national football team headquarters this morning in Santiago de Chile”, the CBF said in an official statement.
Brazilian coach Dunga gave Neymar the freedom to decide to stay with the squad or leave Chile to start his summer holidays.
According to the referee Enrique Osses’ match report, Neymar insulted him after kicking a ball at Colombian player Armero at the end of the game, saying: “You want to make yourself famous at my expense, you son of a b—h.”
Brazil managed to qualify for the quarterfinals of the tournament on Sunday by beating Venezuela 2-1 to set up a tie against Paraguay on June 27.