Lionel Messi wishes Neymar quick recovery

Brazil's forward Neymar is carried on a stretcher after he was injured following a tackle 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
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Lionel Messi wishes Neymar a swift return to fitness after the Brazil talisman was sidelined for the rest of the World Cup with a back injury.

Lionel Messi has wished Neymar a quick recovery after the Brazil talisman was sidelined for the rest of the World Cup with a back injury.

The 22-year-old fractured a vertebra on Friday during his side's quarter-final triumph over Colombia.

Messi, who plays with Neymar at Barcelona, wrote on his official Facebook page: "Neymar, I hope you recover very soon friend!"

Meanwhile, Messi and his Argentina teammates are back in action tonight when they face Belgium in the last eight.

Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during the Group F football match between Argentina and Iran at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on June 21, 2014
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