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

Updated: 07 July 2014 23:47 IST

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

World Cup 2014: FIFA Takes No Action Over Challenge on Brazil
Zuniga's crunching tackle on Neymar ended the latter's FIFA World Cup campaign © AFP

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."

Comments
Topics : Neymar FIFA World Cup 2014 Football
Related Articles
Mohamed Salah Back On The Goal Trail As Liverpool Beat Huddersfield
Mohamed Salah Back On The Goal Trail As Liverpool Beat Huddersfield
Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2018: India Outclass Pakistan To Register Their Second Win
Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2018: India Outclass Pakistan To Register Their Second Win
Pro Kabaddi League: UP Yoddha Deny Bengal Warriors Another Win
Pro Kabaddi League: UP Yoddha Deny Bengal Warriors Another Win
Premier League: Manchester City Score Five, Tottenham Hotspur Beat West Ham
Premier League: Manchester City Score Five, Tottenham Hotspur Beat West Ham
India vs West Indies, 1st ODI: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast, Live Streaming
India vs West Indies, 1st ODI: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast, Live Streaming
Advertisement