Neymar’s Emotional Video Message to Brazilian Teammates, Fans
Brazilian soccer star Neymar suffered a broken vertebra in Friday's 2-1 win over Colombia, and has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup by doctors. It's a heartbreaking turn of events for one of the breakout stars of this year's tournament.
The 22-year-old, who scored four goals in Brazil's first five matches of the World Cup, reportedly broke down crying when he heard the news of his diagnosis. He later delivered an emotional message to his Brazilian teammates and fans. You can watch the video below, which is in Spanish, but says in part:
"My dream has not ended yet, it was suspended due to a move, but it is still alive. I am sure my partners will make sure I can achieve my dream, which is to be a champion.
Another dream of mine was to play on a World Cup final, but I won't be able to do it now. Although I'm sure that my partners will win and be champions along with me, and we, Brazilian people, will be celebrating this achievement."