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Internacional's World Cup veteran Juan sidelined for rest of year

Internacional will be without their veteran centre-back Juan for the remainder of the year.

SAO PAULO -- Internacional's World Cup veteran defender Juan will be sidelined for the remainder of the year because of a foot injury.

Juan, who played for Brazil in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, ruptured a tendon in his foot during Internacional's 5-0 loss to Chapecoense in the Brazilian league last week.

He had already missed the team's 2-1 win over Fluminense over the weekend, and team doctors say he will need surgery and won't be able to play again until 2015. The surgery is scheduled for Friday.