In this file photo taken on September 05, 2017 Brazil's Dani Alves gestures in pain during the 2018 World Cup qualifier football match against Colombia in Barranquilla, Colombia. / AFP / Raul ARBOLEDA
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Brazil defender Dani Alves will miss the World Cup due to a knee injury, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said Friday.Alves, who plays for Paris St. Germain, limped off near the end of Tuesday's French Cup Final win over third-tier Les Herbiers.Alves, 35, has more than 100 caps and is one of the squad's all-time great veterans.Alves' PSG and Brazil teammate Neymar is focusing on getting fully fit in time for next month's World Cup following foot surgery but his future at Paris St. Germain looks increasingly uncertain.Reports in French and Spanish media say Neymar, who joined the Ligue 1 club from Barcelona for a record 222 million euros ($265.18 million) last August, has told PSG directors he wants to quit the club after only one season.
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