LaLiga News: Brazilian couple Jesus and Telles will not be allowed until the end of the World Cup

    Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telles will not recover from knee injuries in time to play again in the 2022 World Cup, Brazil announced on Saturday.

    Each pair were substituted in Friday’s loss to Cameroon, with team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar subsequently confirming they would have a scan the next day.

    Brazil is already playing without Neymar, Danilo and Alex Sandro due to injuries and their last two failures are significant.

    Reports in Brazil on Saturday suggested that Jesus would be out for a month and Telles could potentially face surgery, which also represented strikes against Arsenal and Sevilla.

    It was subsequently confirmed in a statement by the CBF that neither would compete in the remainder of the World Championship.

    “As announced by the CBF after the Cameroon game, players Alex Telles and Gabriel Jesus were tested this Saturday morning,” the statement said.

    “Accompanied by Brazilian national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, they underwent an MRI of the right knee, which confirmed the injuries and the impossibility of recovery in time for participation in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

    “Brazil national team coordinator Juninho Paulista is in touch with the sporting directors of Arsenal and Sevilla to determine whether Alex Telles and Gabriel Jesus will remain with the team in Doha for further treatment or they will return to their clubs.”

    While Jesus was only supposed to play as Richarlison’s playoff understudy, Telles could be in line for a prominent role.

    Alex Sandro is the only natural left-back on the team and he’s not sure if he’ll be back for the round of 16 clash against South Korea.

    Brazil are at least more optimistic about the status of all-around right-back Danilo, who was due to return to full training on Saturday.

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