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Neymar Eligible To Play In Champions League Final

Neymar will not face any sanctions from UEFA after he broke their coronavirus protocol this week.

The new guidelines were set up to stop the spread of coronavirus and there were suggestion that Neymar could be banned from participating in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich as punishment.

The Brazil international swapped shirts with Marcel Halstenberg, breaking UEFA new “Return to Play” protocol which states that “players are recommended to refrain from swapping their shirts”.

It adds that: “non-compliance with the obligations set out in the UEFA Protocol may lead to disciplinary measures in accordance with the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.”

Neymar was filmed swapping shirts with Halstenberg in front of two officials in a seemingly innocent gesture.

However he is not the only player to ignore the recommendation, with multiple other players swapping shirts with opponents after recent games.

Besides, shirt swapping is a recommendation rather than an obligation which means Neymar will not face further actions.

This is not the first time Neymar risked UEFA’s wrath as he was handed a three-game ban and missed the start of this season’s competition after being charged with insulting match officials after their defeat to Manchester United in the last-16 the previous year.

The Paris Saint-Germain star, however, was in dazzling form as he helped his side defeat RB Leipzig 3-0 to reach champions league final.

PSG will now face Bayern Munich in a highly anticipated final on Sunday.

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