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Neymar was suspended on Wednesday after a humorous gesture

Neymar will not play in Brazil’s final qualifier on Wednesday in Bolivia after receiving a yellow card for bad mood on Chilean defender Paulo Diaz on Thursday.

Neymar will play only one of two matches for Brazil during the international break. The striker received a yellow card against Chile (4-0) on Thursday during the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, so he will be suspended from his trip to Bolivia on Wednesday to face the penultimate qualifiers. June) and will avoid the match at altitude in La Paz, which is always stressful for living creatures.

Penalty goalscorer and sensationalist throughout the match, Neymar received a yellow card for a gesture of humor on Paulo Diaz after a muscular intervention by the defender. The Parisian – who shrieked at these harsh interventions – rose before pushing his opponent in the back. The two heroes have been warned. Tite, the coach, said nothing about the possibility of the player returning to the club earlier than expected.

The Seleção will also have to dispense with Vinicius, who is also suspended from the Bolivia match. And beyond his warning, Neymar had a good evening on Thursday with a penalty kick and impressive action. He also received a welcome from Maracana, which contrasts with his last complicated days with PSG. “The busy Maracana inspires me, makes me want to do everything, it’s a pleasure, it captivated me after the meeting. The atmosphere the fans created here today was key to encouraging us even more.”

Neymar let Coutinho take the second penalty

With his achievement (71 with Brazil), he is back six lengths behind Pele, the record holder for goals in selection. He could have amplified his tally but allowed Philippe Coutinho to take his second penalty in the match. “Couto is a great friend of mine in football, we have been together in the national team since we were young, the PSG star remembers. At this point in the match, he asked for the penalty kick, and I think the camaraderie in those moments must be there. And my happiness in seeing him score the goal is the same as if I had done it. I was very happy that he scored the goal.”

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