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A bit of anxiety has seemingly developed within the Brazil football team after striker Gabriel Jesus and defender Alex Telles were officially ruled out for the remainder of the World Cup after being injured in their final group game against Cameroon on Friday.
Brazil who already qualified for the quarters, went down 1-0 to Cameroon on Friday to suffer their first defeat at this tournament.
The team however suffered a far devasting impact after MRI scans on the knees of players, revealed that it would also be their final game in Qatar.
In a statement, Brazil’s football association (CBF) said it was “impossible” for the players to continue further participation in the tournament.
“Players Alex Telles and Gabriel Jesus underwent tests on Saturday morning accompanied by Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar and an MRI on their right knees confirmed the extent of the injuries and the impossibility of recovery in time to participate in the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022,” the CBF said in a statement.
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It’s still unclear if Arsenal forward Jesus and full-back Telles – on loan at Sevilla from Manchester United – will remain in Qatar or return to their respective clubs for treatment.
Both players are the latest in a line of Brazil injuries at the tournament.
Striker Neymar and Right-back Danilo have both sat out their final two Group G games with ankle ligament damage, while Alex Sandro is reported to have suffered a hip injury earlier in the tournament.