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Will Dani Alves Be The Part Of Brazilian Squad After Being Injured In The 2017-18 Coupe de France

Sports by Published on Updated on 10 May, 2018

Dani Alves

CAPTION: Dani Alves SOURCE: FootTheBall
 

Player's detail

Full Name Daniel Alves da Silva

Date of birth

6 May 1983 (age 35)

Place of birth

Juazeiro, Brazil

Height

1.72 m (5 feet 7.5 inches)

Playing position

Right back

Current Market Value

€6 million

Current club

Paris Saint Germain

In the team since

Jul 12, 2017

Contract until

06/30/2019

Salary

$10 million

Net Worth

$60 million

 

Brazilian star, Dani Alves faces a race against time and hopes to be fit for the World Cup which starts on 14th June.

CAPTION: Dani Alves SOURCE: Sky Sports

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 The PSG right-back was withdrawn from his side’s 2-0 Coupe de France final victory over 2-0 Les Herbiers on Tuesday with ligament damage, causing panic for coach Tite and his staff.

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

The Brazilian national team's press office confirmed via a statement after the game that Alves has suffered a sprain to his anterior cruciate ligament, however it won't require surgery.

"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."

Coach Tite will name his squad for World Cup 2018 on May 14 and the right-back is set to be a part of the traveling party, albeit with a small chance of missing his side's opening game versus Switzerland.

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.

Quick Facts

  • Alves joined club Barcelona for €32.5 million, becoming the most expensive defender of all-time.
  • Alves is the second-most decorated defender of all-time with nine European medals in European competitions.
  • Alves joined French side Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract.