Corinthians pair in 23-man Brazil squad for Russian Federation

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"The technical team of the Brazilian national team feels for the event and wishes Daniel Alves a prompt recovery so that his technique, commitment and leadership can return to the serve the national team as soon as possible".

PSG defender Dani Alves went down injured in the French side's cup final last week and scans have revealed the worst for the former Barcelona star.

Brazil have named injured Paris St-Germain forward Neymar in their 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation.

"When I felt the pain in my knee, my soul left my body", he said in a letter published at "The Players Tribune" website. The defender has made 107 appearances for Brazil and played in the World Cup in 2014 against Germany.

"I don't want anybody to cry for me. I am really sorry for him", said Emery. I only cried one time, when I was by myself.

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France global Laurent Koscielny suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the second leg of Arsenal's Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid, and was ruled out of the World Cup a few hours after the incident, according to talkSPORT. Who knows, maybe when the 2022 World Cup comes around, I will still be competing for a place on the team.

National team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar told reporters on Saturday that Neymar should be back in time for the first of Brazil's two warm-up friendlies on June 3.

Brazil kick off the World Cup on June 17 with a game against Switzerland before facing Costa Rica and Serbia.

Marcelo, Casemiro and Firmino will join Brazil for preparations in London only after Real Madrid and Liverpool play the Champions League final on May 26.

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