FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil's Douglas Costa ruled out of match against Serbia with thigh injury

Brazil will be without Douglas Costa when they face Serbia on 27 June, with the Juventus midfielder picking up a thigh injury against Costa Rica.

Reuters June 24, 2018 14:04:33 IST
FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil's Douglas Costa ruled out of match against Serbia with thigh injury

Sochi: Douglas Costa injured his right thigh in Friday’s 2-0 win over Costa Rica and will miss Brazil’s final World Cup Group E game against Serbia, the team doctor said on Saturday.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Brazils Douglas Costa ruled out of match against Serbia with thigh injury

Douglas Costa picked up an injury in Brazil's match against Costa Rica, ruling him out of their final group stage fixture. AFP

The Juventus winger will not travel to Moscow for Wednesday’s game which will be decisive for both teams. Brazil top the group and will qualify with a draw but the five-times world champion could go out if they lose to the Serbs.

“At the end of the game yesterday Douglas Costa complained of a pain in the back of his right thigh,” doctor Rodrigo Lasmar told reporters. “Exams showed he has a slight muscle injury, a diagnosis confirmed today by a magnetic resonance scan.”

Lasmar said full back Danilo, who missed the Costa Rica match with a thigh problem, will also stay at the team’s base in Sochi for more treatment.

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