Brazil’s Danilo ruled out of World Cup with ankle injury
Brazil full-back Danilo has been ruled out of the World Cup, after injuring his ankle in training on the eve of Friday’s quarter-final against Belgium.
The Manchester City defender suffered ligament damage in his left ankle but has asked to remain with the squad.
Danilo, 26, has only played in Brazil’s opening 1-1 draw with Switzerland on 17 June and then suffered a thigh injury.
He has since been replaced by Corinthians right-back Fagner in Brazil’s starting XI.
Danilo had come into the squad as a replacement for Paris St-Germain’s Dani Alves, who has missed the tournament with a knee injury.