Dani Alves injury, who is gonna replace him in World Cup?
The news fell on Friday: Daniel Alves, injured in the right knee after the final of the Coupe de France, will not be traveling to Russia with Brazil. Who do you see right to replace him?
It’s a big loss for Brazil. Daniel Alves, 35 years old, 106 caps, is a chopper off the Seleçao and his absence will be detrimental in the quest for a sixth star. To replace it, several names are already appearing. The first is Danilo’s. Intermittent in the eleven Guardiola in Manchester City, he has the advantage of knowing the Champions League and his sixteen selections can make him a potential holder. At his side, it is the Rafinha option that seems most credible. Experienced, Bayern Munich player is however little aware of the requirement of the national selection (4 capes). Logic would like it to replace Dani Alves numerically in the 23, but it can also be a threat to Danilo, whose defensive deficiencies could harm him.
In addition to these two side trades, two other options – stamped with the seal of Ligue 1 – are possible. Marquinhos, the indisputable holder in central defense with Brazil, has already played on one side with the PSG of Laurent Blanc and he could help out with this selection, leaving the axis to Thiago Silva, Miranda or Geromel. The case is the same for Fabinho. If his natural position is in the midfield, his performances as lateral to his debut in Monaco have impressed Europe and he could serve as interim right side brilliantly. Finally, it remains to Tite the possibility of launching the unknown side of Corinthians, Fagner. First, answer Monday with the list of 23 Brazilians then June 17 against Switzerland in friendly.