Neymar Given Four-Game Ban For Head Butt, Will Miss Rest Of Copa América

Brazilian forward Neymar has been suspended for four games following a post-match head butt during a Copa America match earlier this week. According to, Neymar has also been given a $10,000 fine.

Following a 1-0 loss to Columbia on June 17, Neymar kicked a ball at Pablo Armero’s back, which resulted in a post-match scuffle, a head butt to Columbia’s Jeison Murillo and a red card for Neymar. Colombia striker Carlos Bacca was also given a red card.

Brazil has just one group stage match remaining, and four games remaining in the Copa America tournament at most.


(via Sports Center)