Fred suffers ankle injury

GettyFred limped out of training for Brazil earlier this week

The English club reportedly paid 55 million euros to secure the 25-year-old on a five-year deal.

Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said Fred will be monitored, with Tite's men set to play Austria on Sunday in their final friendly before Russian Federation 2018.

Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar has revealed that Fred suffered "trauma" to his ankle during training on Thursday. The severity and extent of the injury will not be known until after a scan is performed tomorrow.

Brazil will face their last friendly of the season against Austria On Sunday before traveling to the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Neymar looked sharp and direct in his return to action but his match-fitness still isn't at 100 percent.

GettyFred featured for Brazil at Anfield last weekend
GettyFred featured for Brazil at Anfield last weekend

Midfielder Fernandinho, who started against Croatia last Sunday, was left out to open space for Neymar.

The injury could not have come at a worse time for Fred as he would have been looking to help Brazil win their 6th World Cup.

Midfielder Renato Augusto has been sidelined since last week due to pain in his right knee.

Brazil start their bid to win an unprecedented sixth World Cup when they take on Group E rivals Switzerland on June 17 - with a final warm-up game coming against Austria in Vienna on Sunday. Prior to their departure for Russian Federation, they will also play a friendly with Austria in Vienna.

But Marcelo told reporters: "This is the World Cup". He had a medical on Monday and returned to training with the Brazil national team the following day.

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