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Brazil right back Alves out of World Cup after knee injury

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Brazil right back Dani Alves will miss the World Cup, leaving the five-time champions without one of their main leaders.
Alves injured his right knee on Tuesday in the French Cup final win with Paris Saint-Germain. PSG said his anterior cruciate ligament detached. The Brazilian Football Confederation said in a statement on Friday he needs surgery.
The 35-year-old Alves was examined by Dr. Rodrigo Lasmar, who said he will be sidelined for about six months."It is impossible to call Dani Alves for the period of preparation, friendlies and, consequently, the World Cup," the CBF said.

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