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Mascherano out 6 weeks, will miss Argentina vs. Brazil

FC Barcelona v CA Osasuna - La Liga

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 26: Javier Mascherano (L), Sergio Busquets (2nd R) and Gerard Pique (R) of FC Barcelona compete for the ball with Jhon Steven (C) of CA Osasuna during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and CA Osasuna at Camp Nou stadium on April 26, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Barcelona says defender Javier Mascherano will be out of action for six weeks to recover from a right knee injury.

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Barcelona’s season is over, but the injury will rule out Mascherano from Argentina’s friendly against Brazil on June 9.

Mascherano injured his leg early in Saturday’s final of the Copa del Rey, when Barcelona beat Alaves 3-1 to defend its title for a third straight season.

He also cut his head during the collision with an Alaves player that produced the leg injury. He returned on crutches to join the team celebration.

Argentina doesn’t play its next World Cup qualifier until it plays Uruguay on Aug. 28.