Neymar unlikely to play in Brazil's semifinal vs. Germany

The Brazil manager doesn't expect to have Neymar when his side play in the semifinals.

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Update: Neymar out of the World Cup

Neymar is unlikely to play in Brazil's World Cup semifinal against Germany, Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari said after his team's quarterfinal win.

Scolari said that Neymar was in tears from the pain when he left the stadium and repeatedly cast doubt upon his star's ability to play in the semifinal.

Neymar was injured late in the quarterfinal when Juan Zuniga came barreling through him on a ball in the air. Zuniga's knee hit Neymar in the lower back and the Brazilian crumbled to the ground. Play continued on and at the next whistle, Neymar was lying face down on the ground. Trainers looked at him before stretchering him off of the field with the player in obvious pain.

Brazil haven't been in spectacular form this World Cup with Neymar, while Germany have looked extremely efficient. Despite Brazil playing on home soil, many were pegging Germany to beat them even when Neymar was fit. With him a long shot to play on Tuesday now, Brazil have a steep uphill climb.

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