Brazil: Possible Dani Alves replacement Fagner will be fit for World Cup

PSG's Unai Emery offers words of encouragement for Dani Alves, after the Brazilian football federation confirmed the right back will miss the World Cup. RIO DE JANEIRO — Corinthians right-back Fagner has been cleared by Brazil's football federation to play in the World Cup in Russia.
Fagner, 28, and Manchester City's Danilo are the most likely substitutes for team leader Dani Alves, who will miss the tournament because of a knee injury.
The Brazilian federation said in a statement on Sunday that team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar has indicated Fagner will be fit for the tournament that kicks off on June 14.
Fagner, who is battling an injury to his right…