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Steve Mandanda ruled out of World Cup

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Steve Mandanda saw his Brazilian dreams over after he was knocked out in the last Ligue 1's matchday of the season.

Stephan Ruffer, AS Saint-Étienne's keeper, will, luckily, travel with the first-team as the replacement of Mandanda to back up superstar Hugo Lloris.

The Marseille keeper Mandanda has been carried out of the pitch after just 19 minutes gone in the first-half, in a 1-0 Marseille's victory against Guingamp.

A violent challenge knocked him out as Guingamp striker's knee strongly hit his head. World Cup's dreams are over.

Mandanda was immediately transfered to the nearest hospital and the verdict is that he will be out of action for an estimated six weeks.

But Marseille's medical staff have revealed, after the game,  that Mandanda played the last match of the season with a 'freshly` fixed cervical injury and took the risk to play him, which cost him his place in Brazil.

The 29-year-old keeper will have to wait another four years to, probably, play in a World Cup fixture, but time is running out for Mandanda as he would turn 33 just before the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


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