20th August 01:49 AM
Dani Alves to miss FIFA World Cup due to knee injury
By Semi Turaga
Saturday 12/05/2018
Brazil right‑back Dani Alves

Brazil right‑back Dani Alves will miss the FIFA World Cup with a knee injury.

The 35‑year‑old damaged his right knee in PSG's French Cup final win this week.

It was hoped he would recover in time for the tournament in Russia but the Brazilian federation said it was "impossible."

The former Barcelona and Juventus defender has won 106 caps and played in the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.

Five‑time winners Brazil will face Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.

[Source: bbc.com]

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