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Russia 2018: Danilo Out Of Brazil’s Remaining Games Over Injury

Russia 2018: Danilo Out Of  Brazil’s Remaining Games Over Injury

Brazil defender Danilo has been ruled out for the rest of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia due to an ankle injury.

The Manchester City full-back has featured just once for the South Americans in Russia, playing in his team’s draw with Switzerland in their opening game.

But a left ankle injury means Danilo, 26, will miss the rest of the tournament, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) confirmed late on Thursday.

“Danilo suffered a left ankle injury and will not have time to recover until the end of the cup,” the CBF said in a statement.

“In conversation with the commission, he will remain with the team in Russia. We cheer for your recovery.”

Brazil will face Belgium in their quarter-final tie in Kazan on Friday (today).

The right-back position, however, has been a constant source of worry for coach Tite before the World Cup began.

Starting full-back Dani Alves was laid low in May from a knee injury incurred in PSG’s Coupe de France victory over Les Herbiers.

And after Danilo’s injury, third-choice Fagner, who plies his trade for Tite’s old club Corinthians, has been propelled into a starting position.

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