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