Neymar to miss start of Barcelona season after contracting mumps

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says Brazil striker Neymar has the mumps and will be unable to play for 15 days.

Barcelona says on its club website that Neymar has been diagnosed "despite the fact that he had previously been vaccinated against the disease."

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Neymar will miss both the European and Spanish Super Cups and is doubtful for the Spanish league opener.

Barcelona plays Sevilla in the European Super Cup on Tuesday. It then faces Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup on Aug. 14 and 17 before visiting Bilbao again on Aug. 23 to start the Spanish league.

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