Neymar tries to forget about the injury he had in his knee with a new entertainment
Neymar would have found new entertainment while he recovers
Some days ago, Neymar suffered a serious injury in the defeat of the Brazilian National Team against Uruguay for the fourth round of the South American Qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup. The world of football was shaken by the loss of his great figure, who will be among six and eight months off the field due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee. Because of this, FIFA will have to compensate Al-Hilal, the club where Neymar plays.
The Club Protection Program establishes that FIFA is responsible for injuries and/or accidents that occur to footballers with their national teams that last more than 28 consecutive days (which far exceeds the severity of what happened to the Brazilian star). due to an accident during the operational period of the matches.
FIFA has a limit of up to 7,500,000 euros per footballer to compensate clubs, a figure that is based on a daily payment of up to 20,548 euros per day with a maximum of 365 days. Taking into account Neymar’s high contract and that he could be absent until the middle of next year, it is estimated that FIFA will have to pay a sum very close to the possible limit.
In addition, the program has a fund of 80 million a year for all cases, so a large part of it between 2023 and 2024 would go to Al-Hilal’s coffers to compensate for Neymar’s injury. Due to the Club Protection Program, the world soccer regulatory body must pay for each day that the Arabian team does not have the Brazilian star.
Neymar’s new hobby while he recovers
Since he cannot exercise, he has been playing online poker while recovering. Neymar participated on Sunday, October 22, in the Titans Event 8-Max in the red pica room, which had 59 participants worth US$5,200 and a prize pool of US$295,000. Neymar invested 3 entries ($15K), but managed to reach the final table and faced high-level rivals such as Benjamin “bencb789” Rolle, Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph and Dominykas “Mikensonas” Mikolaitis, who took the title. The star from Brazil was the runner-up of the tournament and for second place he won a prize of US$66,056. He showed that in addition to playing soccer, he defends himself very well with cards.