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Neymar in danger of missing Champions League final after swapping shirts with opponent

ANI/Lisbon
Filed on August 19, 2020
Swapping shirts is a common tradition in football, but Uefa currently advises against it as a precautionary measure due to Covid-19. (Reuters)

PSG will face either Lyon or Bayern Munich in the final of the Champions League on Sunday, August 23

Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar is in danger of missing the Champions League finals after swapping shirts with an opponent.

Paris Saint-Germain registered a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig in the semifinals, and after that, Neymar was seen swapping shirts with Leipzig defender Halstenberg, Goal.com reported.

Swapping shirts is a common tradition in football, but Uefa currently advises against it as a precautionary measure due to Covid-19.

As per a report in Goal.com, Uefa had introduced strict 'return to play' protocols for the Champions League and Europa League last month.

These protocols clearly mentioned that players are recommended to refrain from swapping shirts with opponents.

However, the 31-page document does not mention what the punishment would be for swapping shirts, but PSG fans are sweating over the availability of Neymar.

The 28-year-old Neymar may also be asked to self-isolate for 14 days and this will also see the striker missing the Champions League finals.

In the match against RB Leipzig, Neymar had provided the assist to Angel Di Maria to help PSG register their second goal.

PSG will face either Lyon or Bayern Munich in the final of the Champions League on Sunday, August 23.

The semifinal between Lyon and Bayern Munich will be played later today.


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