Gabriel Jesus from FIFA World Cup 2022©AFP
Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telles have been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with knee injuries, the Brazilian team announced on Saturday. The South American team said the pair, who were injured in Friday’s 1-0 loss to Cameroon, both underwent tests on Saturday morning which “confirmed their injuries and the inability to recover for the rest of the World Cup in Qatar”. Brazil, who play against South Korea in the last-16 on Monday, has had defensive problems as Telles’ fellow fullbacks, Danilo and Alex Sandro, also have injury problems.
Arsenal striker Jesus has played in all three of Brazil’s Group G matches, but the five-time world champion has a wealth of attacking talent.
Coach Tite has said star striker Neymar will play again in Qatar after spraining his right ankle in Brazil’s first 2-0 win over Serbia.
Hopes that Neymar could play a role against South Korea increased after he was spotted limping down the field with his teammates at Lusail Stadium.
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