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22-Year-Old Forward     Barcelona  La Liga      Full Name: Neymar da Silva


Birthdate:  February 5, 1992    Birthplace:  Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil    Nationality:  Brazil    Height:  5' 8"    

September 14, 2014    Neymar News

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Neymar came on for Munir El Haddadi in the 63rd minute and scored in the 79th and 84th minutes of Barcelona's 2-0 win over Athletic Club on Saturday.

Both goals were set up by Lionel Messi and marked the first scores of the season for Neymar, who also netted for Brazil during their 1-0 win over Colombia over the international break. As he gets closer to fitness, he should be back in the starting XI in the coming games.

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Neymar: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

September 12, 2014

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Neymar, who dealt with an ankle injury early this season, scored a goal and assisted on another in two matches for Brazil over the international break, and he is fit for Barcelona's La Liga match against Athletic Club on Saturday.

Neymar played a small part against Villarreal in his season-debut Aug. 31, but he looks good to go now and should be considered a very solid fantasy contributor based on his scoring abilities and deep attack-minded players around him for assists.

August 30, 2014

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Neymar (ankle) has been declared fit to face Villarreal on Sunday.

Neymar missed Barcelona's La Liga opener with an ankle injury, while he was also recovering from a broken vertebra he suffered during the World Cup, but he is back to fitness and should be a big part of the Barca attack once again.

August 22, 2014

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Neymar suffered a grade 1 ankle sprain during training Friday and he could miss Barcelona's La Liga opener Saturday against Elche.

Neymar looked in midseason form against Club Leon in a friendly on Monday after finally being cleared from his back injury, but Barca will likely be very cautious with him to ensure he can make it through the whole campaign.

August 19, 2014

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Neymar (back) had two goals and an assist during his preseason debut Monday against Club Leon.

Neymar played only the first half, but he was downright dominant in his 45 minutes. He continues to work his way back from a fractured vertebra, but if Monday's performance is any indication, he could be a fully contributor relatively early on in the season. Barcelona open their season Sunday against Elche.

August 18, 2014

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Barcelona doctors have given Neymar (back) clearance to begin training, and he will be available for Monday's friendly against Club Leon.

It will likely take Neymar a few weeks to get back to match fitness, following a broken vertebra suffered during the World Cup. It's kind of impressive how quickly he was able to get clearance, although it wouldn't be surprising if he was limited early in the season, including Sunday's La Liga opener against Elche.

August 17, 2014

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Neymar continues to recover from the fractured vertebra he suffered during the World Cup and he has not been fully cleared by Barcelona club doctors yet, the club's official website reports.

Neymar wasn't expected to begin the season on time, and he still hasn't been given any kind of timetable for a return, making him a poor fantasy play in weekly leagues to start the season.

August 7, 2014

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Neymar trained with Barcelona on Tuesday, the first time he has done so since he suffered a fractured vertebra during Brazil's quarterfinal match against Colombia in the World Cup.

It will likely be a while until Neymar is back to match fitness, as he's lucky to not have suffered an even worse injury after getting kneed in the back during the World Cup. He'll be a fairly limited fantasy player at the start of the season, but he's a very versatile producer when he's fit.