23 Apr 2013

Alves cut from A-League's Sydney FC

6:39 am on 23 April 2013

The Brazilian defender Fabio Alves has been cut from Sydney FC after just one year at the A-League football franchise.

Sydney FC says the club and Alves had "mutually agreed" to terminate his contract, as coach Frank Farina rebuilds his squad for the 2013-14 season.

Farina says Alves wasn't in line to feature in the starting line-up next season.

The former Brazil under-20 representative played 18 games for Sydney FC, who narrowly missed out on a spot in the finals after finishing seventh.