In what could be huge blow for the French club ahead of their Champions League clash against Liverpool next week, Brazil forward Neymar had to be withdrawn after just eight minutes of his side's international friendly against Cameroon after injuring his adductor muscle.

Fans flocked to Stadium MK to see the superstar, but were treated to just six minutes of action from the 26-year-old, who was replaced by Richarlison on a very chilly night in Milton Keynes.

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Brazil's Neymar down injured against Cameroon

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However, team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said afterwards that while a scan was needed to confirm the exact diagnosis, he did not think the injury to Neymar's adductor muscle would keep him out long and Neymar confirmed that early diagnosis.

"Thanks to everyone who sent me messages wishing me a quick recovery, I don't think it's anything serious," Neymar wrote on Instagram.


There has been no such update on Neymar's fellow star forward Mbappe, who picked up a shoulder injury as France took on Uruguay in their friendly at the Stade de France.

Florian Thauvin had to replace the striker in the 36th minute after he fell awkwardly on the half-hour mark.

Kylian Mbappe picks up a shoulder injury for France against Uruguay

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"He has a sore shoulder, he's fallen badly," France coach Didier Deschamps said at half-time. "He will have to see after with the medical staff. I hope it's not bad."

Liverpool face PSG in the Champions League Group C clash at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday next week.

"They will undergo a 48-hour period of treatment before further evaluation," PSG said in a statement

PSG are currently third in Group C, a point behind Liverpool, who are joint top with Napoli, with just two matches remaining in the group stages.

As it happened for Brazil and France, both secured 1-0 wins over Cameroon and Uruguay respectively, in spite of the injuries to the star duo.

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