Dani Alves in World Cup injury scare

Dani Alves in World Cup injury scare”

Paris St-Germain defender Dani Alves has been ruled out for at least three weeks with a knee injury.

Alves originally picked up the injury during PSG's 2-0 win over Les Herbiers in the Coupe de France final on Tuesday.

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.

"As it has been since the beginning of the work, the technical committee has created an important relationship with the teams from Brazil and abroad, which allows for technical, physical and clinical follow-ups [.] as well as participation in decision-making".

And Fox Sports Brasil are claiming manager Tite will draw up a squad without the 35-year-old full-back.

Alves wasn't able to finish the match as limped off the pitch towards the end of the meeting against the lower league side. The raiding right-back will be missed, since he still has the pace, engine and technique to be a vital outlet in attacking areas, even in the winter of his career.

The 2018 Russia World Cup kicks off on June 15, with Brazil's first group game two days later against Switzerland. "However, the rest period required is incompatible with the constraints of optimal preparation for the coming World Cup". He's an experienced player and it's the eve of the World Cup. Alves, who has been capped 107 times for Brazil, had been considered a certainty for selection.

He also played in the World Cup in 2014, when hosts Brazil infamously lost 7-1 in the semifinals to Germany.

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