• PSG defender was injured during French Cup final in midweek
• Neymar feared injury would deprive him of World Cup spot
Brazil right back Dani Alves will miss the World Cup. The Brazilian Football Confederation has confirmed in a statement his knee injury makes it “impossible to call Dani Alves for the period of preparation, friendlies and, consequently, the World Cup.”
The 35-year-old was injured on Tuesday in the French Cup final while playing for winners Paris Saint-Germain.