Reporter Cai Houxuan / comprehensive report
▲Brazilian striker Jesús. (Picture / Reposted from Jessus Twitter)
Brazil, regarded as the favorite to win the World Cup, had bad news before the start of the round of 16. Forward Gabriel Jesus and defender Alex Telles suffered serious knee injuries , All remaining World Cup matches will be reimbursed.
Jesús moved to Arsenal this season, regained his old skills, and was once again selected for the World Cup Brazil team. He played as a substitute in the first two games and did not have any outstanding performance. In the third game against Cameroon, he played after 64 minutes Knee discomfort was replaced. After MRI (nuclear magnetic resonance) examination, it was found that his right knee was seriously injured and should not be able to continue to play in the World Cup. Tres also suffered from a knee injury. After the examination, it was also determined that he would not be able to continue to play , and Jesus both ended this year’s World Cup tour.
▲Brazilian defender Telles. (Picture / recap from Teles Twitter)
Looking at the Brazil team, which is the sixth champion in the history of the World Cup team, this year’s lineup was complete and was expected to be the favorite to win the championship. Unexpectedly, Neymar, the leader of the team, was injured in the first match of the group stage. Now two players are reimbursed. In the next game, only 24 players will be able to fight, and the combat power may be hit hard. Brazil’s round of 16 will play against the South Korean team at 3:00 a.m. Taiwan time on the 6th.