Brazil forward, Neymar, was in tears after he was forced off with an ankle injury during their 2-0 victory over Serbia in their 2022 World Cup opener on Thursday evening.
Richarlison scored twice as the Selecao started their tournament on a bright note.
But one of the tournament favourites now face an anxious wait after Neymar was forced off in the second half.
Neymar was fouled nine times during the game against Serbia – more than any other player on the pitch. And it was the final challenge which forced him to leave the pitch with 10 minutes remaining that will cause concern for Brazil.
Neymar was immediately treated by two physios on the bench. But the 30-year-old’s pain was evident as he covered his faced with his jersey while he was being consoled by his Brazil teammates.
After the match, photographers near Brazil’s bench captured the immediate swelling to Neymar’s right ankle.