Brazilian Star Neymar has once again revealed he was almost crippled during the 2014 FIFA World Cup after a terrible tackle from Colombia’s Juan Zúñiga.
Neymar shared the story with former Barcelona teammate Gerard Pique in an interview for The Players’ Tribune
Narrating his ordeal, the poster boy of the 2014 World Cup said the doctors told him the contact was only two centimeters away from committing him; permanently, to the wheelchair.
— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) December 27, 2017
The incident occurred during a quarter-final match against Colombia and Neymar was clashed into by Juan Zúñiga.
The Brazilian was substituted and eventually ruled out of taking a further part in the tournament.