Neymar might miss the Champions League final because he swapped shirts with another player
The Brazilian superstar was seen swapping shirts with Leipzig defender Marcel Halstenberg at the full-time whistle in Lisbon.
While this is a common tradition in football, UEFA currently advises against it as part of its attempts to guard against the spread of coronavirus.
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The 31-page document outlines extensive health and safety measures including regular testing, dedicated zones for players, staff and media within the stadiums and the wearing of face masks.
Also included in the protocols was advice on shirt-swapping, which stated that “players are recommended to refrain from swapping their shirts”.
The document does not explicitly state what the punishment would be for shirt swapping, though it does say that “non-compliance with the obligations set out in the UEFA Protocol may lead to disciplinary measures in accordance with the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.”
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PSG supporters fear those disciplinary measures could include a ban, which would rule Neymar out of Sunday’s showpiece final against either Bayern Munich or Lyon.