Robinho ruled out

26 June 2006 01:08
Brazil forward Robinho will miss Tuesday's first knockout round clash with Ghana because of a troublesome thigh injury. The 22-year-old Real Madrid star replaced Adriano for last Thursday's Group F match against Japan and played a key role in the 4-1 victory. However, a statement from the Brazilian Football Confederation read: "Robinho is ruled out of the match and will continue his physiotherapy." It is hoped Robinho will be fit enough to play in the quarter-finals - if Brazil beat Ghana. Adriano is expected to return to the side for the game against the Black Stars to partner Ronaldo in attack.

Source: ESA