Why Neymar's injury could be a 'disaster' for Brazil (2:09)

The Brazil star came off injured in his team's 2-0 win over Serbia in the world cup. There is a time and a place for it.

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The tears were on the bench of the Brazil team after their 2-0 victory over Serbia in the opening game of the World Cup.

Team doctors said that Brazil will have to wait between 24 and 48 hours to find out if they will play again this year.

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Richarlison scored two goals, including a stunning second, but Brazil will face a nervous few days as they await more information on the fitness of their star player.

The Brazil forward was subjected to nine fouls throughout the game by a physical Serbian side and was replaced by Antony in the 80th minute after spending some time on the ground.

After the win, he was seen limping toward the Brazil locker room after being treated with ice packs.

The doctor for the Brazil team said at the end of the game that it's too early to tell how serious the injury is.

"Neymar has an injury on his ankle that is a direct trauma," Lasmar stated. The Serbian player had an impact on his knee and we immediately began treatment on the bench.

He needs to wait at least 48 hours for a better evaluation. Tomorrow we will make a new assessment. We can't make any comments before we've waited.

He stayed on the pitch to help his team after he injured himself. It's amazing that he did this.

Brazil team trainers speak with Neymar after he left their World Cup game against Serbia in Qatar. Getty Images

When asked if he had a replacement in mind, Tite said he still believed that the player would play again.

The team needed him and he stayed for the two goals even though he was injured. He was able to overcome pain in the two chances he was given. He felt it in both goals.

There is no doubt that he will play in the World Cup. I am certain about that. He will play in the world cup.

He covered his face with his shirt after he walked to the bench and appeared to be upset.

Although no definitive diagnosis has yet been made on the extent of his injury, the anxious wait for a diagnosis is a reminder of the injury that forced him out of Brazil in the quarterfinals of the World Cup.

Antony said that there was concern over his fitness. We're not sure what happened yet. He is the star and we know that.

The national team has yet to win a major title with the exception of the gold medal they won at the 2016 Olympics.

He is two goals away from the scoring record.

This story was written using information from The Associated Press.