Fans of the Brazil will not like this news coming just four months to the World Cup in Russia.

How can Neymar go on surgery now of all times? But they really have no say in this because the decision was reached “after tests, and with the player’s agreement”.

The Paris St Germain (PSG) forward Neymar will undergo surgery in Brazil after he suffered a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle, the French club said on Wednesday.

“It has been decided that surgery is the best option,” PSG said in a statement. “Neymar Jr will be operated on in Brazil at the end of the week.”

The surgery will be performed by the Brazil national team doctor and means the 26-year-old Neymar will miss their UEFA Champions League match against Real Madrid.

PSG trail Real 3-1 ahead of the last 16 second-leg game in Paris on Tuesday.

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Neymar’s father predicted the injury would keep him out for between six to eight weeks.

The good news is that he will return to action in plenty time for the FIFA World Cup in Russia which begins on June 14.

In addition to missing PSG’s season-defining match against Real, Neymar will also sit out Brazil’s March friendlies against Russia and Germany.

Meanwhile, in Neymar’s absence, tests, Argentine winger Angel Di Maria produced a majestic performance capped by two fine goals to help French Cup holders Paris St Germain reach the semi-finals on Wednesday.

The Ligue 1 leaders won 3-0 over Olympique Marseille on Wednesday.

It was a carbon copy of PSG’s 3-0 league victory over Marseille on Sunday in which their Brazil forward Neymar suffered a broken foot.

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