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Rio de Janeiro, Jul 5 (EFE).- Brazilian soccer star Neymar underwent two "successful" medical procedures on Friday, one to have his tonsils removed and another to correct a deviated nasal septum.
The operation on his nose, which had not been previously announced, was performed to improve the 21-year-old forward's breathing.
After host Brazil defeated Spain 3-0 Sunday in the final of the Confederations Cup tournament, Neymar announced he had been experiencing pain in his throat for some time and would undergo an operation to have his tonsils removed.
Dr. Augusto Cesar Lima, a plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist at Rio de Janeiro's São Vicente Clinic, performed the two surgeries under the supervision of the Brazilian Soccer Confederation's head doctor, Jose Luis Runco, and FC Barcelona team physician Daniel Medina.
Neymar, who signed a five-year deal with the Spanish-league powerhouse this summer, is scheduled to be released from hospital on Sunday.
The striker, who played for Brazilian-league club Santos from 2009 to 2013, was awarded the golden ball as the best player at the just-concluded Confederations Cup.