The Barcelona attacker will miss Brazil’s final Copa America group stage game after picking up his second booking of the tournament on Wednesday

Neymar suspended for Venezuela clash

The Barcelona attacker will miss Brazil’s final Copa America group stage game after picking up his second booking of the tournament on Wednesday

Brazil will have to make do without the services of Neymar in their final Copa America group C encounter versus Venezuela due to suspension after the forward picked up his second yellow card of the group stages in Wednesday’s match against Colombia.

The Selecao skipper was cautioned in his side’s 2-1 win over Peru on matchday one for scraping away the referee’s vanishing spray ahead of a free kick and again went into the referee’s book in Santiago for handling the ball.

Neymar will consequently be forced to watch Sunday’s meeting with Venezuela from the stands after picking up an automatic one-match ban.

The 23-year-old played a vital role in his side’s win over Peru, scoring once and setting up the winner for Douglas Costa well into stoppage time.

The Barcelona man’s absence at the Monumental in Santiago could see one of Douglas Costa, Philippe Coutinho or Robinho make their way into the starting XI.

[SOURCE- “goal.com”]