The Brazilian star of Paris SG Neymar will not play the 32nd final of the Coupe de France against Châteauroux on Friday (9:00 p.m.), to "
treat the big ankle sprain
" contracted during the World Cup, said his coach Christophe Galtier Thursday.
The absence of Neymar (...) had been planned for some time
," said Galtier during the traditional pre-match press conference.
The Brazilian suffered a sprained right ankle in the first game against Serbia before making his comeback in the round of 16, scoring a goal against South Korea.
The Seleçao had been eliminated in the quarter by Croatia.
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The capital club will therefore not be able to count on any member of its attacking trio, the "
", because Leo Messi only returned to training yesterday, after celebrating his victory at the World Cup, and Kylian Mbappé is at rest.
French striker and Moroccan right-back Achraf Hakimi are enjoying a few days off after resuming training in the wake of the 2022 World Cup.
Very disappointed by the elimination against Croatia, Neymar had missed his first meeting with PSG against Strasbourg, being excluded.
But Galtier said he was "
not worried at all
We have a Neymar like what he has been doing since the start of the season, he recalled.
He was very disappointed, we are lucky to have a very invested Neymar.
Obviously, we pay attention to him on the physical level.