Danilo

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He has since been replaced by Corinthians right-back Fagner in Brazil’s starting XI.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.

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