Juan Zuniga offered protection by Colombian FA following death threats

Napoli defender Juan Camilo Zuniga in action against Borussia Dortmund on September 18, 2013
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The Federacion Colombiana de Futbol offers Juan Zuniga protection after the Napoli man receives death threats for injuring Neymar.

Napoli defender Juan Zuniga has been offered protection by the Colombian Football Association after receiving death threats for injuring Brazil's Neymar during the World Cup.

The Federacion Colombiana de Futbol (FCF) has leaped to the player's defence following the incident, pledging to take action over threats towards him and his family.

"FCF rejects all threats and insults against the player Juan Camilo Zuniga and his family," the governing body said in a statement.

"It will continue taking all actions with the appropriate security and government organisations to give the necessary guarantees to the player, for both his time in Colombia and his permanent residency in Italy."

Napoli have also spoken out in defence of Zuniga, who fractured one of Neymar's vertebra when he kneed the Barcelona man in the back during his side's 2-1 defeat to Brazil.

Brazil's forward Neymar lies on the pitch 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
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