Neymar to miss Copa America after rupturing ankle ligament
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Neymar will miss the upcoming Copa America after rupturing a ligament in his ankle during Brazil's friendly against Qatar on Wednesday.

The Brazilian Federation confirmed the news early Thursday, saying that the Paris Saint-Germain star will not be recovered from the injury in time to participate in the tournament, which begins June 14.

It's the latest setback in a trying year for the 27-year-old, who also missed a significant portion of the Ligue 1 season and PSG's Champions League round-of-16 exit due to foot issues.

Neymar's absence will now deal a blow to Tite's squad, with Brazil hoping to capture its first Copa America title since 2007.

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