Neymar could be suspended for the Champions League final after swapping shirts following Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 win over RB Leipzig on Tuesday.
The Brazilian star broke UEFA’s coronavirus protocol when he was caught on camera swapping shirts with Leipzig’s Marcel Halstenberg.
UEFA’s 31-page ‘Return to play protocol’, issued earlier this month, states: “Players are recommended to refrain from swapping their shirts.”
It adds that non-compliance with the obligations “may lead to disciplinary measures in accordance with the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.”
According to reports before the competition’s return from the Covid-19 shutdown, swapping shirts during the Lisbon mini-tournament would result in a 12-day period of self-isolation.
UEFA’s official protocol does not explicitly address a period of isolation in cases of shirt-swapping.
But with PSG now facing Bayern Munich or Lyon, who meet on Wednesday night, in just five days’ time, on Sunday, there is a real risk the former Barcelona forward could be unavailable.