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Brazil superstar Neymar will miss the remainder of the World Cup with a broken bone in his back. The 22-year-old, who had scored four times to lead his country to the quarter-finals, was carried off on a stretcher in the closing stages of Friday’s 2-1 win over Colombia and taken to hospital. And team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar told local media in Brazil that Neymar will not kick another ball at the finals, expecting his recovery period to be at least four weeks. ‘It’s not serious in the sense that it doesn’t need surgery, but he’ll need to immobilize it to recover,’ he told SportTV. ‘Unfortunately, he’s not going to be able to play.

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