Neymar to miss Barca's opening La Liga match

Last updated 09:00 25/08/2014
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Neymar will miss Barcelona's opening game of the La Liga season against Elche with an ankle sprain, the club has confirmed.

''Despite the positive evolution of the grade one sprain to his left ankle he will be absent from tonight's game,'' read a statement from the club.

Neymar was only given the all-clear by medical staff at the Camp Nou after recovering from fracturing a vertebra playing for his country in the World Cup quarterfinal against Colombia in early July.

He looked lively in Barca's final friendly match against Mexican outfit Leon last week, in which they won 6-0 and he bagged a brace.

Barca were looking to make a new start under coach Luis Enrique after they failed to win a major trophy last season.

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