Neymar injured during quarterfinal

Neymar was taken off on a stretcher in the 88th minute of Brazil's 2-1 win over Colombia after getting kneed in the back by Juan Camilo Zuniga. He was immediately taken to a local hospital and a short time later, Brazil's team doctor confirmed that he will miss the remainder of the World Cup with a fractured vertebrae.

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Brazil's Neymar grimaces after a challenge by Colombia's Zuniga during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals against Colombia at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza

Brazil's Neymar grimaces after a challenge by Colombia's Camilo Zuniga (unseen) during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals against Colombia at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza July 4, 2014. Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup after fracturing his vertebrae in the closing stages of the 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia on Friday, his team said. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Brazil's Marcelo gestures over his injured teammate Neymar during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza

Brazil's Marcelo gestures over his injured teammate Neymar, who was fouled by Colombia's Camilo Zuniga (not pictured) during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza July 4, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TOPCUP

Brazil's Neymar grimaces as he is carried off the pitch after being injured during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals against Colombia at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza

Brazil's Neymar grimaces as he is carried off the pitch after being injured during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals against Colombia at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza July 4, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TOPCUP

Brazil's Neymar waits to be airlifted home from Brazil's training camp inTeresopolis near Rio de Janeiro

Brazil's Neymar waits to be airlifted home from Brazil's training camp inTeresopolis near Rio de Janeiro July 5, 2014. REUTERS/Marcelo Regua (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Injured Brazilian national soccer team player Neymar waits to be airlifted home from Brazil's training camp inTeresopolis

Injured Brazilian national soccer team player Neymar waits to be airlifted home from Brazil's training camp inTeresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro, July 5, 2014. REUTERS/Marcelo Regua (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Brazil's Neymar is transported from an ambulance to a military helicopter to be airlifted home from Brazil's training camp inTeresopolis near Rio de Janeiro

Brazil's Neymar is transported from an ambulance to a military helicopter to be airlifted home from Brazil's training camp inTeresopolis near Rio de Janeiro July 5,2014. REUTERS/Marcelo Regua (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)