The most significant injuries in World Cup history

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Neymar's back injury is just one in a line of memorable World Cup injuries that affected a team's destiny as well as the complexion of the tournament.

Brazil's Neymar holds his back after a hefty challenge from Colombia's Juan Zuniga during the World Cup quarter-final match at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza, on July 4, 2014 (AFP Photo/Fabrizio Bensch)
Brazil's Neymar holds his back after a hefty challenge from Colombia's Juan Zuniga during the World Cup quarter-final match at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza, on July 4, 2014
Brazil's Neymar holds his back after a hefty challenge from Colombia's Juan Zuniga during the World Cup quarter-final match at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza, on July 4, 2014 (AFP Photo/Fabrizio Bensch)
Pele's iconic overhead kick against Belgium, 1965. (Alberto Ferreira)
Bicicleta do Pele
Pele's iconic overhead kick against Belgium, 1965. (Alberto Ferreira)
Former Italy captain Alessandro Nesta
Nesta
Former Italy captain Alessandro Nesta
Hungary forward Puskas was one of the greatest of all time
Puskas
Hungary forward Puskas was one of the greatest of all time
France defender Patrick Battiston is carried off the field on a stretcher as captain Michel Platini tries to comfort him during the World Cup semi-final against West Germany in Seville, on July 8, 2014 (AFP Photo/)
France defender Patrick Battiston is carried off the field on a stretcher as captain Michel Platini tries to comfort him during the World Cup semi-final against West Germany in Seville, on July 8, 2014
France defender Patrick Battiston is carried off the field on a stretcher as captain Michel Platini tries to comfort him during the World Cup semi-final against West Germany in Seville, on July 8, 2014 (AFP Photo/)
Winning goalkeeper in 1986
Nery Pumpido
Winning goalkeeper in 1986
Playmaker Tab Ramos elbowed in the head
Tab Ramos - USA
Playmaker Tab Ramos elbowed in the head

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