PSG's Neymar, front left, discusses with Referee Clement Turpin after...

PSG's Neymar, front left, discusses with Referee Clement Turpin after being shown a red card during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Credit: AP/Thibault Camus

PARIS — Neymar was sent off in Paris Saint-Germain’s game against Strasbourg after the Brazil forward’s second-half dive in the penalty area Wednesday in his first match since the World Cup.

Neymar picked up his first yellow card in the 61st minute for catching Strasbourg midfielder Adrien Thomasson in the face with his hand and then a second caution one minute later for diving.

The forward remonstrated face to face with referee Clement Turpin but to no avail.

It was Neymar's fifth red card since joining PSG for a world record fee of 222 million euros ($236 million) in 2017, and he will be suspended for Sunday's game at second-place Lens.

Neymar, who was in tears after Brazil lost to Croatia in the World Cup quarterfinals, set up PSG’s opening goal at Parc des Princes for countryman Marquinhos early in the game.

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PSG's Neymar, front left, discusses with Referee Clement Turpin after...

PSG's Neymar, front left, discusses with Referee Clement Turpin after being shown a red card during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Credit: AP/Thibault Camus

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