Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telles are out of the World Cup. The two had injuries detected in the imaging tests done today (3) and will not recover in time to return to play in the World Cup, which ends in 15 days. The regulations do not allow substitutes to be called up, so the Brazilian team is still looking for the sixth championship with 24 players available to Tite.
The striker left the pitch yesterday (2), in the 1-0 defeat against Cameroon, complaining of pain in his right knee. He was replaced by Pedro and communicated the problem to the team’s medical department, which at the time did a clinical examination and was concerned about the situation.
Despite the cut, the UOL Sport learned that Gabriel Jesus intends to continue with the team’s delegation in Doha, Qatar, to accompany the remainder of the World Cup. The CBF will consult the boards of Arsenal and Sevilla [onde joga Alex Telles] to decide whether they remain with the squad in Doha for treatment or whether they return to the clubs.
Alex Telles, in turn, left the pitch crying. He took a hit on a ball split high and, despite not having his foot on the ground, he fell at the time in pain. He even tried to return to play, but he couldn’t take it and was replaced by Marquinhos. He may need knee surgery.
The CBF made official at 9:40 am (Brasília time) the “impossibility of recovery in time to participate in the Cup” of the pair. “Accompanied by the doctor of the Brazilian team, Rodrigo Lasmar, they performed an MRI on the right knee which confirmed the injuries”, informed the entity.
The two are considered reserves, but the situation of the left-back worries the coaching staff. Alex Sandro, the holder of the position, has a muscle injury in his hip and has an uncertain date of return to the pitch, while Danilo, right-back, is recovering well from a ligament injury in his left ankle.
Thus, Tite will need to improvise on the left. Yesterday, the option was to put defender Marquinhos playing over there. If Danilo returns in time to play on Monday, against South Korea, he could be moved to the role, with Militão open on the right.
In addition to them, there is still the uncertain return of Neymar. The player will undergo a test on the lawn today to see if he will be able to play again in the round of 16 or if he needs to continue in recovery. It is certain that he is far from being in 100% of the conditions, but he can go to the sacrifice.
Brazil and South Korea face each other in the round of 16 this Monday (5), at 4 pm (Brasília time), at stadium 974.
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