Before leaving them for good, Neymar spoke with his teammates following the news that a fractured vertebra will keep him out of the remainder of the World Cup and then recorded a message for the rest of his country. He told the rest of Brazil that he knew his teammates would go on and win it all and they'd all be champions. He's clearly upset and his eyes are red from crying, but he remains upbeat.

From a translation in the Mirror:

"Brazilian people - players, coaches and fans - this is a very tough moment. It's hard to express my thoughts in words," he said in an emotional video message.

"I want to tell you that I'll be back to the field as soon as possible. I would like to thank you for your support and affection expressed through the messages that have been sent to me.

"My dream has not ended yet, it was suspended due to a move, but it is still alive. I am sure my partners will make sure I can achieve my dream, which is to be a champion.

"Another dream of mine was to play on a World Cup final, but I won't be able to do it now. Although I'm sure that my partners will win and be champions along with me, and we, Brazilian people, will be celebrating this achievement.

"Thank you all!"

[Mirror]