RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil have decided not to appeal against the four-game ban that will keep Neymar out of the Copa America but the Brazilian Football Confederation hit out at CONMEBOL for their harsh deal of the forward. “In a meeting held on Sunday night between Neymar and the technical commission it was decided that the CBF will accept CONMEBOL’s decision to suspend the player for four games, a ruling that puts him out the Copa America,” the CBF statement read. Neymar was banned for four matches after getting a yellow card, a straight red and showering the referee with abuse during and after Wednesday’s game with Colombia. The player was in the ground on Sunday night to see Brazil beat Venezuela, a result that took them to the top of Group C and into a quarter-final tie with Paraguay on Saturday. However, the 23-year-old will not be there to support his teammates and will take a break after what has been a long season in which he stood out for all-conquering Barcelona who won a treble of trophies including the Champions League.
Brazil not to appeal Neymar ban
Published: 11:14 am Jun 23, 2015