Announced package this Friday by his coach at PSG, Christophe Galtier, for the shock against Bayern Munich, next Wednesday in the knockout stages of the Champions League, Neymar will also miss Brazil’s first match of the year 2023. The acting coach of the Seleçao, Ramon Menezes, preferred to spare the Parisian, victim of a sprained right ankle, for the friendly match between Morocco and Brazil, on March 25 in Tangier.
The number 10 of Brazil and the club of the capital was injured on February 19, during a Ligue 1 match against Lille (4-3 victory for PSG). Marquinhos, the PSG defender, is the only representative of the French championship against the Atlas Lions.
Rodrigo Lasmar, the Seleçao doctor, explained when Brazil’s first list was announced that Neymar “will not have the clinical conditions to join us in time for the friendly match against the Moroccans”. Only 11 players present at the 2022 World Cup were called up this Friday by Ramon Menezes, including certain sure values like Casemiro and Paqueta in midfield, or Vinicius Jr in attack.