Fabiano out of Ireland international

RIO DE JANEIRO - Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano has pulled out of Brazil's World Cup warmup against Ireland next Tuesday with a stomach muscle injury, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Friday.

The CBF said the same injury had prevented Fabiano from playing for Sevilla in their Champions League match against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

Tuesday's friendly in London is World Cup favourites Brazil's only scheduled warmup before their opening Group G match against North Korea in South Africa on June 15. They also face Ivory Coast and Portugal.