World Cup host nation Brazil will have to suffer a big blow in the next game as Neymar is out of the World Cup while Captain Thiago Silva will miss due to suspension.
Neymar suffered the back injury in the 88th minute when he was kneed by Colombian defender Juan Zuniga. Neymar was later pulled of the ground on the stretcher and was replaced by defender Henrique.
Boss Luiz Felipe Scolari had initially said: "Neymar was kneed in the lower back and was in a lot of pain. I don't know if he will be able to play the next game."
The Brazilian star was in tears as he was aware that the injury he suffered might end his World Cup dreams. Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar later confirmed that Neymar suffered a fractured vertebra and will not be able to feature anymore in the World Cup.
Lasmar said: "It's not serious in the sense that it doesn't need surgery, but he'll need to immobilise it to recover, unfortunately, he's not going to be able to play."
Neymar who has been in great form scored four goals so far in this competition.
While Brazil boss Scolari will have to suffer another blow as skipper Thiago Silva will also miss the semifinal against Germany as he received the second yellow card of the tournament yesterday.
Silva blocked the drop kick of Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina and got suspended for the next game, a silly mistake from a World Class defender.
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