BREAKING: Brazil defender Dani Alves ruled out of World Cup

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Brazil right-back Dani Alves was ruled out of the World Cup on Friday after suffering a knee injury playing for French champions Paris Saint-Germain, the Brazilian football federation (CBF) said.

“All possibilities for his recovery being exhausted, it will be impossible to select Daniel Alves… for the World Cup,” said the CBF in a statement.

The 35-year-old was injured in PSG’s French Cup final win against Les Herbiers in midweek.

The World Cup, where Brazil are aiming for a sixth title, starts in Russia on June 14.

Details soon.

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