Daniel Alves, Alex Sandro out of Brazil squad
Barcelona right back Daniel Alves and FC Porto left back Alex
Sandro have been released from Brazil’s squad for friendlies
against Iraq and Japan because of injury.
Brazil will play Iraq in Sweden on Thursday and take on Japan in
Poland on Oct. 16.
Daniel Alves will be sidelined for three weeks after pulling his
left thigh during his team’s 2-2 draw against Real Madrid on
Sunday. Alex Sandro incurred a similar injury on his left leg in
Porto’s match against Sporting Lisbon.
The Brazilian football federation said Monday that coach Mano
Menezes will not call up replacements.
Brazil is not playing any World Cup qualifiers because it will
host the tournament in 2014.