Neymar's UCL final fate decided

UEFA Champions League

Following reports that Neymar could be banned for the UEFA Champions League final, the Paris Saint-Germain superstar's fate has now been decided.

PSG qualified for their first-ever Champions League final after seeing off RB Leipzig on Tuesday, but their celebrations were put on hold after reports emerged that Neymar could be suspended for the decider after breaking UEFA protocol.

The Brazil international was pictured swapping shirts with Leipzig defender Marcel Halstenberg after the final whistle, which goes against the guidelines imposed by UEFA to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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The European football governing body's "Return to Play" document states that "non-compliance with the obligations set out in the UEFA Protocol may lead to disciplinary measures in accordance with the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations".

It was thus feared that Neymar would be punished for swapping his jersey with Halstenberg, which was a common practice before the coronavirus pandemic, and that he could be suspended for the showpiece event.

However, according to the Daily Mirror, UEFA have now confirmed that no further action will be taken against the former FC Barcelona star, and that he will be free to play in this weekend's final against Bayern Munich.

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