Bravo to miss Chile’s Confederations Cup opener

Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has been ruled out of Chile’s opening Confederations Cup match with Cameroon, because of a calf injury.

Bravo has not featured for club or country since leaving the field on a stretcher against Manchester United in the Premier League on April 27.

His replacement will be Johnny Herrera, who has been between the sticks for Chile in their three warm-up games for the tournament in Russia, but Bravo is expected to retain his place in the Group B opener in Moscow.

“Claudio Bravo underwent examinations which showed that the lesion in his left calf had a favourable evolution,” a statement from the Chilean Football Federation read.

“The integration to the normal training will depend on the recovery of the player.”

“As a result, the player is ruled out of the match on Sunday June 18 against Cameroon.”

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