World Cup: Ankle injury during training rules Danilo out of the rest of Brazil's campaign

Brazil's Danilo after the match between Austria and Brazil at Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria, on June 10, 2018.
Brazil's Danilo after the match between Austria and Brazil at Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria, on June 10, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

KAZAN, RUSSIA (AFP) - Brazil defender Danilo will play no further part in the World Cup after suffering an ankle injury in training, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has confirmed.

The association said the Manchester City full-back suffered ligament damage in his left ankle after twisting it in training on Thursday (July 5), ahead of Friday's quarter-final against Belgium in Kazan.

Danilo had only just recovered from a hip injury that had ruled him out of Brazil's last two group games, with Fagner stepping up to take his place in the side and keeping it for the last-16 win over Mexico.

The CBF said that Danilo would not have the time to recover from the injury should Tite's side beat Belgium and advance to the semi-finals.

However, the 26-year-old has asked to stay with the squad as Brazil bid to win a record-extending sixth World Cup.

Danilo, who plays for Manchester City in the English Premier League, had started out as Brazil's first choice right-back in Russia after Dani Alves was ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury.