Neymar to have throat surgery
Brazil's Neymar kisses the trophy after winning their Confederations Cup final. Rio de Janeiro – Brazilian striker Neymar was named as the best player of the Confederations Cup after he helped Brazil seal a 3-0 win over world champions Spain in the final on Sunday, then said he would need minor throat surgery before his move to Barcelona. Neymar, who has joined Barcelona from Santos for €57 million won the Golden Ball, awarded to the best player in the competition after a vote among the media.
He also urged a word of caution to his compatriots among the celebrations following Brazil's demolition of the world and European champions at the Maracana. Neymar began the tournament with a brilliant strike against Japan, added goals against Mexico and Italy then ended it with another superb goal against Spain when he lashed the ball past keeper Iker Casillas just before halftime.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Star