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Sandro replaces Luis in Brazil squad

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Rio de Janeiro, March 17: Brazilian tiol football team coach Tite has turned to left-back Alex Sandro to fill in for the injured Filipe Luis in the side’s upcoming friendlies against Russia and Germany.

The substitution was announced on Friday, a few hours after Luis underwent a successful surgery to repair a fractured fibula on his left leg, reports Efe.

The Atletico Madrid defender, who was injured on Thursday in a Europa League match against Lokomotiv Moscow, is expected to be out for eight weeks.

Brazilian media suggest Filipe Luis is at risk of not making the roster for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, as he will return to practice in mid-May, just a few weeks before the start of the championship. IANS

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