Neymar out of World Cup 2014: David Beckham posts old pictures of his friend and wishes him a speedy recovery
Neymar suffered a fractured vertebra in Brazil's 2-1 win over Colombia on Friday
David Beckham has spoken of his disappointment to see his friend Neymar's World Cup participation end after he was carried off on a stretcher, and posted a picture montage of the two together, including one taken when the "incredible" forward was just a boy.
Neymar will play no further part in the World Cup after breaking a bone in his back after a wild challenge from the Colombian defender Juan Zuiga during Brazil's 2-1 win in the last 16 on Friday night.
The 22-year-old forward initially feared that he would be paralysed after the incident, which has ruled him out of action for up to six weeks.
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While Neymar has dramatically changed in the pictures as he has grown from boy to man, Beckham, now aged 39, looks exactly the same.
The Neymar-less Brazil take on Germany in the semi-final in Belo Horizonte tomorrow night.
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