Brazil have been dealt a further injury blow ahead of the World Cup following news that defender Dani Alves will miss the tournament in Russia.


The Paris Saint-Germain full-back limped out of Tuesday's Coupe de France final with a knee injury.


Original assessments suggested that though the injury would end Alves' domestic season but he might be ready for the World Cup.


"Following Daniel Alves' right knee injury, which occurred during the French Cup final, the tests  performed showed a high detachment of the anterior cruciate ligament with posterolateral sprain," a spokesperson for the player said on Wednesday.


But reports state that following further tests by the Brazil national team's doctor, Rodrigo Lasmar, it has been determined that the former Barcelona star will not recover in time to represent the Selecao this summer.