With the 2018 World Cup set to get underway next month, Brazil have been dealt a blow as one of their stars will miss the tournament.
Dani Alves suffered a knee injury during Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 win over Les Herbiers in the French Cup final in midweek.
A spokesman from the Brazil national side revealed to ESPN earlier in the week that the player did suffer ligament damage.
The Brazilian Football Federation have now confirmed that the 35-year-old will now miss the entire tournament.
A statement released on Friday read: "The patient underwent close examination and confirmed the initial diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament injury, which will require surgical treatment.
"The technical team of the Brazilian National Team wishes Daniel Alves a prompt recovery so that his technique and leadership is back for the Amarelinha as soon as possible."
Alves had made 106 appearances for the five-time World Cup winners, scoring seven goals in the process.
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