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Dani Alves in World Cup injury scare

11:08 AM EDT 5/9/18
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The PSG right-back hobbled off with a knee injury on Tuesday, sparking fears the Brazil international could be ruled out of the tournament in Russia

Dani Alves suffered a World Cup scare on Wednesday as a knee injury sparked fears he could miss Brazil’s trip to Russia next month.

The PSG right-back was withdrawn from his side’s 2-0 Coupe de France final victory over 2-0 Les Herbiers on Tuesday with ligament damage, causing panic for coach Selecao Tite and his staff.

However, on Wednesday a spokeman for the player confirmed he is not at risk of missing the World Cup, with an expected recovery period set at around 21 days.

"Following Daniel 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," the statement informed ESPN Brasil.

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

On Monday, Tite will name his Brazil squad for World Cup 2018.

The players are due to report for training in Brazil on May 21, with pre-tournament Brasil Global Tour friendlies against Croatia and Austria set for June 3 and June 10 respectively.

The Selecao kick-off their World Cup campaign on June 17.