Brazil will have their hands full against Germany in the World Cup semifinal on Tuesday, with Neymar out due to a fractured vertebrae and captain Thiago Silva suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the tournament. In order to show their support for their injured superstar, thousands of Brazil fans are wearing Neymar masks.
The masks, which have been printed off the website SomosTodosNeymar.com.br by the tens of thousands, could be seen around Belo Horizonte in the hours leading up to the match.
— Ben James (@BenJourno) July 8, 2014
Some fans who were wearing German colors were even spotted wearing the Neymar face.
Neymar is EVERYWHERE and what's he doing wearing a Germany shirt? pic.twitter.com/10GX9TJXEB
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 8, 2014
While the Germans must be glad they don’t have to defend Neymar, no one wants to see a player miss a match because of a serious injury. Brazil has plenty to overcome if they hope to win in front of the home fans.