Jump directly to the content

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.

DREAM TEAM

Your Sun

A News UK Company
TOP
DAN AND OUT

Brazil star Dani Alves ruled out of World Cup with a knee ligament injury

Full-back injured the cruciate ligament in his right knee during PSG's French Cup win over Les Herbiers on Tuesday

Brazil star Dani Alves has been ruled out of the World Cup with a knee ligament injury, according to reports in the South American nation.

The veteran full-back, 35, injured the cruciate ligament in his right knee during PSG’s French Cup win over Les Herbiers on Tuesday.

Now Fox Sports Brasil are claiming Tite and Co are drawing up a squad list without 106-cap international Alves after latest revelation.

Dani Alves has been ruled out of the World Cup, say sources in Brazil

AFP
3
Dani Alves has been ruled out of the World Cup, say sources in Brazil

Fox in Brazil say the update has come from one of their reporters based in Paris – who has been in contact with PSG.


PLAY DREAM TEAM WEEKENDER Pick seven players to win £10k!


The day after the injury, a Brazil spokesman told ESPN Brasil: “Following Dani 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.

Dani Alves was set to miss just three weeks but is now said to be out of the World Cup

EPA
3
Dani Alves was set to miss three weeks but is now said to be out of the World Cup

“His condition requires a minimum of three weeks of care before re-evaluation.”

That three-week period would have him just about fit for the start of the tournament in Russia.

However, bosses appear to have now given up hope on having Alves available and will instead look elsewhere.


CLAIM YOUR FREE £20 BET Sun Bets have this brilliant offer when you sign up and bet a fiver


Dani Alves will now not join club team-mate Neymar in Russia

AP:Associated Press
3
Dani Alves will now not join club team-mate Neymar in Russia

READ MORE: