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Chelsea's Ramires ruled out of Italy match, but may make Russia

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Chelsea midfielder Ramires has been ruled out of the Seleção's friendly with Italy but may make it for Monday's clash with Russia.

The Brazilian failed a fitness test after picking up an adductor injury against West Ham United at the weekend but doctors are hopeful that he will be fit for the arrival of Fabio Capello's Russia. 

The Chelsea star has stayed in London to recover while the rest of the squad have flown out to Geneva for the friendly with Italy.

The Brazilian Football Confederation confirmed on their official website Ramires will be re-evaluated ahead of the game with Russia at Stamford Bridge on March 25th.

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has already had to rule out Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas [ankle] and Paulinho [thigh] for the international friendlies.

Source: Sky Sports


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