Paris - Brazilian defender Dani Alves went
under the knife Tuesday for the injured knee that ruled him out of the World
Cup, his club Paris Saint-Germain announced.
The 35-year-old former Barcelona star Alves
suffered knee ligament injuries on May 8 during the French Cup final, meaning
Brazil lost a senior player with 107 international appearances for the World
"We waited for the right moment to
operate so he would be fit again as soon as possible," the club said.
In his 17-year career, he won his first
trophy with boyhood club Esporte Clube de Bahia followed by five at Sevilla, 23
with Barcelona, two at Juventus and four so far at PSG.