World Cup 2014: FIFA Takes No Action Over Challenge on Brazil's Neymar

Colombia's Camilo Zuniga's tackle on Neymar landed the latter on a stretcher and ended his World Cup campaign.

Updated: July 07, 2014 23:47 IST
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Zuniga's crunching tackle on Neymar ended the latter's FIFA World Cup campaign


FIFA will not take action against the Colombia player who injured Neymar and ended the Brazil star's World Cup. (Brazil can excel without Neymar: Schweinsteiger)

FIFA says its disciplinary panel "cannot consider this matter" under the rules and declined to open proceedings against Camilo Zuniga. (Phil Scolari's big dreams for Brazil)

The panel studied video of Zuniga's 86th-minute challenge during Brazil's 2-1 win in the quarterfinals on Friday in Fortaleza. (Without Neymar, Brazil's focus not on attack)

It also received a complaint from the Confederation of Brazilian Football. (Five most memorable World semifinals)

Zuniga, who apologized on Saturday, kneed Neymar in the back when jumping into him at speed. Neymar sustained a fractured third vertebra and will be sidelined for about 45 days.

Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo did not show Zuniga a yellow card.

FIFA says the incident "did not escape the match officials' attention."

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