Neymar recalls 2014 injury: I nearly lost ability to walk

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I remember that I had my head on the ground, and Marcelo was saying, "No, no. get the doctors in".

Neymar was tackled by Colombian defender, Juan Zuniga, three minutes before the final whistle in the game that Brazil won over Colombia 2-0.

Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 en route to becoming world champions four years ago and will also be comfortable with their surroundings, having added the Confederations Cup to their honours list in Russia earlier this year.

"'The good news is that afterwards, you will be able to walk, because two centimetres to the side... football is over for you.' And, well, there I just wanted them to tell my family".

The World Cup of three years ago was synonymous not just as the host nation but because of their incredible collapse against Germany and the moment that Neymar was carried off the pitch against Colombia. And the doctor took me out and I started to cry. Neymar, Mbappe and Edinson Cavani have formed arguably the best forward trio in world soccer.

And I was like, "The bad one first".

In an interview for The Player's Tribune, Neymar said, "But I couldn't manage to lift my legs". I couldn't move my legs. The bad news being that he couldn't play the World Cup and the good news being that he could walk.

That latest feat was achieved despite leaving a host of their World Cup winners at home to rest ahead of the challenge to become the first side to retain the trophy since Brazil in 1962. "Romário and Ronaldo are the two stars who always come to mind whenever I think about the World Cup".

"It's going to get rid of all the tension and fear it felt because of that match and because of the risk of not achieving our objective".

"'The bad one: You can't play the World Cup". I'll search. I'll search for it. My mom has one for sure.

However, he has told Deporte Interactivo that a character called Cascão, from a popular Brazilian cartoon series Turma da Mônica (Monica's Gang), was the real inspiration behind his famous haircut. Piqué did ask the Brazilian how life was in Paris, to which Neymar replied "It's good".