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Brazil full-back Dani Alves out of FIFA World Cup due to knee ligament injury

Brazil Have Been Dealt A Major Injury Blow Ahead Of The 2018 FIFA World Cup With The Full-back Set To Miss The Tournament In Russia Due To A Knee Injury. Original Medical Reports Suggested That The Paris Saint Germain Full-back Would Be Ready For The World Cup.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 11 May 2018, 09:38:41 PM
Dani Alves will miss the FIFA world cup 2018 (Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

Brazil have been dealt a major injury blow ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with the full-back set to miss the tournament in Russia due to a knee injury.

Original medical reports suggested that the Paris Saint Germain full-back would be ready for the World Cup.

"Following Daniel Alves' right knee injury, which occurred yesterday during the French Cup final, the tests performed today showed a high detachment of the anterior cruciate ligament with posterolateral sprain," a spokesperson for the player said.

But now, further tests confirm that the former-Barcelona star will not recover in time to participate in the mega event for the Selecao this summer.

Alves has been a major figure in the Brazil National Team setup and a regular name on Tite’s first XI as they look to hunt down their sixth world title.

The 35-year-old becomes the second Brazilian to suffer a serious injury with fellow full-back Filipe Luis already out of the tournament with a broken leg.

Meanwhile, Neymar will be available for the world cup with the PSG forward already working on his recovery after dealing with a broken foot.

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First Published : 11 May 2018, 09:38:23 PM