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Roberto Carlos out of World Cup qualifiers

November 05, 2003 18:36 IST

Brazilian defender Roberto Carlos is set to miss his country's next two World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Uruguay after tearing a leg muscle in Real Madrid's Champions League match against Partizan Belgrade.

The Real left back sustained the injury while taking a free kick after 12 minutes of his side's 0-0 draw in Belgrade on Tuesday and was unable to take any further part in the game.

"It is an important injury," said Real's chief of medical staff Alfonso del Corral. "He will definitely be out for this Sunday's (league) match against Sevilla, but we hope that he will be fit again in a couple of weeks."

Brazil, who top the South American World Cup qualifying group with a maximum six points from two games, play Peru away on November 16 and Uruguay at home three days later.

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