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FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil suffer Fred injury scare but team not concerned

Fred, who suffered an ankle injury during the training session for the FIFA World Cup 2018 but Brazil defender Marcelo has said the injury is not that serious.

football Updated: Jun 08, 2018 11:19 IST
Sacha Pisani
Sacha Pisani
Omnisport, Moscow
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Fred – who is set to join Premier League giants Manchester United after a deal was agreed with Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk – hurt his ankle during the training session.(Getty Images)

Brazil defender Marcelo believes team-mate Fred will recover from an ankle injury in time for the World Cup after describing the issue as “not that serious”.

Fred – who is set to join Premier League giants Manchester United after a deal was agreed with Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk – hurt his ankle during Thursday’s training session.

A scan may be required as Brazil and team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar monitor Fred ahead of Sunday’s final World Cup warm-up match against Austria.

But Marcelo told reporters: “This is the World Cup. Everybody’s training hard, working hard and there are these moments in training.

“But I believe it’s not that serious, I believe it’s not a big problem for us and I think he’ll be back with us as soon as possible.”

Brazil – led by head coach Tite – will face Switzerland (June 17), Costa Rica (June 22) and Serbia (June 27) in Group E at the World Cup in Russia.

First Published: Jun 08, 2018 10:23 IST