Brazilian forward Debinha will likely miss the 2015 World Cup after sustaining a knee injury in Friday’s Algarve Cup victory over Sweden. Brazil won the match, 2-0.
Debinha is expected to miss anywhere between five and eight months with the ligament injury, according to reports.
Debinha twisted her knee on a tackle from Sweden defender Emma Berglund. The 22-year-old will now have to shift her attention to the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Several major injuries occurred in the first week at the 2015 Algarve Cup. Germany lost defender Luisa Wensing to a broken leg on Friday, the same day it was announced that FIFA World Player of the Year Nadine Kessler needs another knee surgery and could miss the World Cup.
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