Neymar limps away after fan ‘slide-tackles’ him outside team hotel

As far as Copa America preparations go, getting slide-tackled by one of your fans probably ranks pretty low.

As the Brazil squad arrived at their team hotel, a couple of young onlookers managed to evade security and rush towards Neymar.

The pair then clattered into the 29-year-old, who can be seen limping towards the hotel in the aftermath.

The clip, seemingly filmed by someone within the group of fans who had gathered to greet the team, will make for nervous viewing given Brazil are set to face Ecuador in the early hours of the morning, then Paraguay next Tuesday, both of which are World Cup qualifiers.

Brazil also begin their Copa America campaign on June 13 against Venezuela.

There has been no official word yet on whether or not Neymar’s injury is anything more serious than it looks, still though, not ideal all things considered.

The country stepped in to host the tournament after original hosts Argentina pulled out due to a surge in COVID cases.

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