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Thiago requires knee surgery

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Bayern midfielder Thiago Alcantara (23) has suffered a setback in his recovery from injury. The Spaniard sustained a repeat partial rupture of the lateral ligaments in his right knee during training last Monday and will shortly undergo surgery, ruling him out of the DFB Cup final on Saturday 17 May and this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

“It's a bitter blow for Thiago and we’re very sorry for the lad,“ commented FC Bayern München chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “He’s a young man who’s worked hard towards a comeback and the World Cup in his father’s home country – and suddenly both dreams have evaporated. We’ll look after him very well over the next few weeks and do everything we can to have him fit again for the start of the 2014/15 season.“