Injured Paulinho out of Brazil friendlies

By Indo Asian News Service | Monday, March 18, 2013 | 4:46:14 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Rio de Janeiro, March 18 (IANS) Corinthians midfielder Paulinho has been ruled out of Brazil's friendlies against Italy and Russia with a thigh injury.

Rio de Janeiro, March 18 (IANS) Corinthians midfielder Paulinho has been ruled out of Brazil's friendlies against Italy and Russia with a thigh injury.

The 24-year-old suffered the injury during Corinthians' 3-0 victory over Uniao Barbarense in Brazil's Campeonato Paulista, reports Xinhua.

"A scan showed a strain in the left quadriceps, and he will be out of action for seven to 10 days," Corinthians doctor Julio Stancati said Sunday.

Brazil will meet Italy in Geneva March 21 before facing Russia in London four days later.

Striker Diego Costa, who scored both goals in Atletico Madrid's 2-0 away victory over Osasuna Sunday, is also in doubt for the friendlies with an ankle injury.

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