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Brazil Stars, Gisele, Leo Messi, Falcao, More Send Messages After Neymar Injury

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Brazil football fan stay outside Sao Carlos Hospital where superstar striker Neymar was treated after being injured during the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014. Brazil star Neymar was ruled out of the World Cup after that with a back injury, team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said. Lasmar told reporters Neymar suffered a fracture in the third verterbra of his back during Brazil's bruising 2-1 quarter-final victory over Colombia. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJuly 5, 2014

As Brazil recovers from the shock of losing Neymar to injury after the World Cup quarter-finals, messages and shows of support for Neymar poured in from Brazil.

The forward is out of the tournament after suffering a back injury during the game.

His tweet before the game, a prayer for protection for the team, looks poignant now:

Que o Senhor Deus nos abençoe e nos proteja !! #EmBuscaDeUmSonho pic.twitter.com/fGtyQh8FRZ

Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) July 4, 2014

David Luiz said that the whole of Brazil was with him in an Instagram message:

Ronaldinho, whose influence Brazil might now wish they had in Neymar's absence, also wished him the best:

It wasn't just Brazilian footballers who wanted to pass on their best. Radamel Falcao, who had just seen his Colombia team beaten, but missed the finals through injury, had his own words of consolation:

http://t.co/fVZek8FNSP te deseó una pronta recuperación @neymarjr Deus tiene todo bajo control y tu lo sabes. Ja temos saudades de voce.

Radamel Falcao (@FALCAO) July 5, 2014

Lionel Messi took to Facebook to pay tribute to his team-mate at Barcelona:

Facebook

And of course, as a nation reacted to the bittersweet news that Brazil had advanced but lost their star player, fans reacted, too. 

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen Instagrammed a picture of herself with Neymar, urging a swift recovery.

Brazil are back in action on Tuesday, playing Germany for a place in the World Cup final.

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