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Neymar offers support to Luis Suarez after Copa America penalty miss

Uruguay went out to Peru in the quarter-finals

Uruguay v Peru: Quarterfinal - Copa America Brazil 2019 Photo by Wagner Meier/Getty Images

Neymar sent a message of support to Luis Suarez after he missed a penalty in Uruguay’s shootout defeat to Peru at the Copa America on Saturday.

After a goalless draw La Celeste were knocked out 5-4 on penalties, and it is Peru who go on to play Chile for a place in the final.

Suarez started off the shootout but produced a pretty poor kick that was saved by goalkeeper Pedro Gallese, and he then left the pitch in tears after the defeat.

Neymar took to social media to send a message to his former team-mate, writing the following next to a video of Suarez in tears.

“Get your chin up,” he wrote. ”You are very great, brother. I love you friend.”

Uruguay’s exit means that Suarez’s international commitments are over and he can get some rest ahead of the start of the new season.

Meanwhile, Neymar continues to be linked with a move back to the Camp Nou which would see him reunited with former strike partners Suarez and Lionel Messi.

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