Dani Alves undergoes knee surgery

The 35-year-old former Barcelona star Alves suffered knee ligament injuries on May 8 during the French Cup final.

Daniel Alves gestures as he lies on the ground with an injury during the French Cup final between Les Herbiers and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), on May 8 at the Stade de France.   -  AFP

Brazilian defender Dani Alves went under the knife on Tuesday for the injured knee that ruled him out of the World Cup, his club Paris Saint-Germain announced.

The 35-year-old former Barcelona star Alves suffered knee ligament injuries on May 8 during the French Cup final.

“We waited for the right moment to operate so he would be fit again as soon as possible,” the club said.

In his 17-year career, he won his first trophy with boyhood club Esporte Clube de Bahia followed by five at Sevilla, 23 with Barcelona, two at Juventus and four so far at PSG.