Reuters - Video

EDITION: U.S. | U.K. | IN

World News

Brazil's star striker Neymar airlifted home

Saturday, Jul 05, 2014 - 01:01

After suffering a back injury that put him out of the World Cup, Brazil's striker Neymar is airlifted from training camp to be treated at home. Linda So reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

It's not the way his World Cup run was supposed to end. Strapped to a stretcher, Brazil's star striker Neymar is taken out of an ambulance and transferred into a helicopter Saturday. Fans showed up at the team's training camp near Rio de Janeiro to show their support for the injured soccer player. The 22-year-old smiled and waves before he was airlifted home where he will be treated for his injury. Neymar was kneed in the back by a Colombian player in the dying minutes of Brazil's 2-1 victory Friday. His injury unexpectedly forcing him out of the World Cup, but fans are trying to stay positive ahead of Tuesday's semi-final against Germany. SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) LOCAL RESIDENT, JOSE, SAYING: "It's a very sad news for all Brazilian people, without Neymar. Neymar plays a lot, but the other players also play very well. Brazil is going to be champions over Germany and Argentina." Neymar will spend the rest of the World Cup at home where he is expected to rest and recover from his injury.

Brazil's star striker Neymar airlifted home

Saturday, Jul 05, 2014 - 01:01

Top News »

The Exchange »

Moving Pictures »