Neymar Injured Again... Brazil Lost 0-2 to Uruguay in World Cup Qualifiers

Messi's multiple goals' Argentina beats Peru and takes the lead with 4 consecutive wins.

Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar (Al Hilal) suffered another injury.

Brazil, who lost Neymar, lost to Uruguay and lost two consecutive games in the 2026 North and Central America World Cup qualifiers.

Brazil lost 0-2 to Uruguay in the 2026 North and Central America World Cup South American qualifying match held at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, Uruguay on the 18th (Korean time).

Brazil, which ranks 3rd in the FIFA rankings and is the second highest ranked South American team after Argentina, the winner of the 2022 Qatar World Cup and current world number 1, drew 1-1 with Venezuela in its home game on the 13th and then advanced to the preliminary round held this month. Didn't win in 2 games.

In the South American preliminaries for this World Cup, 10 countries will participate and play a total of 18 games per team in a home and away full league to determine rankings.

Up to 6th place will advance to the finals, and 7th place will advance to the intercontinental playoffs.

Brazil recorded 2 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss in 4 games, tied with Uruguay, which won that day, with 7 points.

The two teams had the same goal difference of +3, so Uruguay (8 goals) ranked 2nd and Brazil (7 goals) ranked 3rd.

In the 42nd minute of the first half, Uruguay's Darwin Núñez scored the game-winning goal with a header, and Brazil was hit with the loss of Neymar due to injury at the end of the first half.

Neymar was caught in a collision with an opponent while driving the ball, and after putting his foot on the ground, he stumbled and fell.

Neymar, who complained of pain, hit the ground with his hand in agony and was eventually carried out on a stretcher.

As he was being carried out, he covered his eyes with his hands as if to cover his tears.

Brazil, who replaced Neymar with Richarlison, was unable to score a comeback goal, and Nicolas De La Cruz added an additional goal in the 32nd minute of the second half, tilting the victory in favor of Uruguay.

Neymar, who suffered from frequent injuries during his career, underwent ankle surgery in March of this year while playing for Paris Saint-Germain in France and was away for a long time.

Shortly after moving to Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal in August, he suffered another injury and was forced to miss out for a while.

On this day, Argentina, ranked No. 1 in the FIFA rankings, defeated Peru 2-0 thanks to Lionel Messi (Inter Miami) scoring two goals in the first half alone, and took the lead (12 points) by winning all four games with 7 goals without conceding a goal since the start of the South American qualifiers. kept.

Messi scored the opening goal in the 32nd minute of the first half by lightly kicking a pass from Nicolas Gonzalez from the left side of the penalty area with his left foot from the center, and added another goal in the 42nd minute of the first half, taking responsibility for all of the team's goals.

It was Messi's 105th and 106th international goal.

Peru ranked 9th (1 point) with 1 draw and 3 losses.

Venezuela, which defeated Chile 3-0, ranked 4th (7 points, +3, 5 points), while Colombia and Ecuador, which drew 0-0, ranked 5th (6 points) and 6th (4 points), respectively.
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