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Neymar out until at least mid-November, PSG coach says

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Paris St-Germain’s Brazil forward Neymar will be sidelined until after the international break in mid-November, the French club’s coach Thomas Tuchel said on Friday.

This development follows his injury against Istanbul Basaksehir in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

Neymar came off with a thigh muscle problem in the 26th minute of the 2-0 win over the Turkish side.

“Neymar should be back after the international break,” Tuchel told reporters ahead of PSG’s Ligue 1 game at Nantes on Saturday.

The break in domestic action runs from Nov. 11 to Nov. 17 when international matches will be played.

Brazil play 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at home to Venezuela and away to Uruguay on Nov. 13 and Nov. 17 respectively.

PSG, on 18 points from eight games, lead the standings on goal difference ahead of Lille.

Olawale Alabi

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