July 4, 2014. Brazil vs Colombia
During the FIFA World Cup in his own country, Neymar was supposed to take his national team all the way to the final of the competition.
However, the local squad received Colombia in the tournament’s quarterfinal match.
This is where Neymar was already widely disliked by the rest of the opposition, the Colombian defensive line was having a rough time covering him and one of them simply couldn’t take it.
Zuñiga came at Neymar from the back and kneed him in the lower area of his spine.
This injury was very dangerous as Neymar nearly lost full mobility of his legs because of this incident.
The player lost a full month of competition and he obviously missed the rest of the World Cup.