Paris Saint-Germain star Daniel Alves is ruled out of World Cup with Brazil after suffering a knee injury that ruled him out of the next month tournament in Russia.
The doctor of the Brazilian national team Rodrigo Lasmar according to Globo Esporte has reportedly ruled out the ex-Juventus star for the trip to Russia.
In Paris Saint-Germain's Coupe de France win over Les Herbiers on Tuesday, the defender picked up a knee injury that is set to keep him out for three weeks.
The report according to the Brazil Newspaper says Rodrigo Lasmar and the team's co-ordinator Edu Gaspar arrived in Paris on Thursday and spent about four hours meeting with Alves and PSG doctors at the club's training centre. When they left, they said they needed further evaluation.
But head coach Tite recommended that all alternatives be depleted because of the importance of the right-back for the team. The presence of Edu Gaspar also had the principle of showing respect for the side and support him in the face of the medical decision not to call him.
Selecao head coach Tite is expected to name his squad for Russia on May 14 and the right-back is set to be a part of the travelling party, albeit with a small chance of missing his side's opening game versus Switzerland.