Neymar has undergone 'successful' foot surgery

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Neymar will also have to sit out Brazil's friendlies against Russian Federation and Germany.

The striker has scored 28 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions for the club - a prolific tally that came to a halt February 25 when he broke his foot during a 3-0 drubbing of Marseille.

Neymar may not be able to influence PSG's results on the pitch, but Henrique is adamant the 26-year-old will be able to play a pivotal role from the stands while he recovers.

The operation was declared a complete success.

"He will be re-evaluated in around six weeks in order to specify a possible date when he can return to training", CBF said.

The Brazilian has now left hospital following the surgery and will begin his rehabilitation with Brazil and PSG physiotherapist Rafael Martini.

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He'll miss the rest of the season for PSG, and most crucially the return leg against Real Madrid in the Champions League on March.

Earlier, Paris newspaper L'Equipe reported that PSG believe Lasmar lied about Neymar's condition.

According to Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, Neymar is set for a spell on the sidelines that could last up to three months - though he does expect him to be fit in time for the World Cup in June.

The report said that Neymar was initially found to have suffered a minor fracture and that PSG were shocked to hear Lasmar say on Thursday that it was a serious break requiring a longer than expected recuperation.

The physician added, however, that he should be in "full form" by the time of the World Cup.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said this in a statement on Saturday.