FIFA takes no action over challenge on Neymar

Updated: Monday, July 7, 2014 |
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA will not take action against the Colombia player who injured Neymar and ended the Brazil star's World Cup.

FIFA says its disciplinary panel "cannot consider this matter" under the rules and declined to open proceedings against Camilo Zuniga.

The panel studied video of Zuniga's 86th-minute challenge during Brazil's 2-1 win in the quarterfinals on Friday in Fortaleza.

It also received a complaint from the Confederation of Brazilian Football.

Zuniga, who apologized on Saturday, kneed Neymar in the back when jumping into him at speed. Neymar sustained a fractured third vertebra and will be sidelined for about 45 days.

Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo did not show Zuniga a yellow card.

FIFA says the incident "did not escape the match officials' attention."
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February 27, 2015 08:08 GMT

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Thursday's Games

Cleveland 110, Golden State 99

Phoenix 117, Oklahoma City 113, OT

Friday's Games

Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Orlando at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Golden State at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

New York at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Charlotte at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Miami at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Brooklyn at Houston, 8 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Utah at Denver, 9 p.m.

San Antonio at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

Milwaukee at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

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Thursday's Games

St. Louis 2, Winnipeg 1, SO

Buffalo 6, Vancouver 3

N.Y. Rangers 4, Arizona 3

Montreal 5, Columbus 2

Toronto 3, Philadelphia 2

Chicago 3, Florida 0

Minnesota 4, Nashville 2

Ottawa 1, Los Angeles 0

Detroit 3, San Jose 2

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Boston at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Calgary at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Washington at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

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