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Neymar Jr Hits Out at CONMEBOL's Decision to Suspend Gabriel Jesus For Two-Matches

Ali Shibil Roshan
Neymar has slammed CONMEBOL's decision to suspend Gabriel Jesus for two matches.
Neymar has slammed CONMEBOL's decision to suspend Gabriel Jesus for two matches. / NELSON ALMEIDA/Getty Images
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Neymar Jr has hit out at South American Football Confederation, CONMEBOL after they confirmed Gabriel Jesus is out of the Copa America final against Argentina due to a two-game suspension.

Jesus had received red card during Brazil's quarter-final clash with Chile for hitting Eugenio Mena in the face with a flying kick, and had missed the Canarinho's semi-final win over Peru.

CONMEBOL confirmed on Tuesday that they have suspended Jesus for two matches, meaning the Manchester City attacker will miss the final against Argentina. Jesus has also been fined $5,000, and the decision cannot be appealed.

Jesus, who had already apologised for the mistake, took to Instagram to express his disagreement with the decision, stating: "Two-match ban and no appeal? Congratulations CONMEBOL. I think you didn't see what happened right"

His Brazil teammate Neymar also took to Instagram to slam CONMEBOL's decision, writing: "It is very sad to be on the hands of people who make this kind of decisions."

Meanwhile, Brazil will be aiming to retain the title they won in 2019 when they take on Argentina, who beat Colombia on penalties in the semi-final after a 1-1 draw at the end of normal time, in the final on Sunday.


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