Yesterday, we lamented the preliminary two-match suspension handed down to Neymar because of his actions at the end of the Brazil-Colombia game. We now know for (almost) certain that we have seen the last of Brazil’s stud for the Copa América, as his suspension has been increased to four games.
Once CONMEBOL officials announced the original suspension, they set Friday as the day when they would reconvene and decide on a final punishment. CONMEBOL then lessened the suspension to one game ahead of today’s meeting, but eventually settled on four for whatever reason. In addition to the suspension, Neymar has been fined $10,000. He can choose to appeal the decision (hence the “almost certain” bit above).
Below is our original post on the subject, where you can see the video of the incident that got Neymar in trouble.