Alves, 35, has more than 100 caps and is one of the squad's all-time great veterans.
"All possibilities for his recovery being exhausted, it will be impossible to select Daniel Alves. for the World Cup", said the CBF in a statement.
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In an upbeat piece penned for The Players Tribune, the famously irreverent former Barcelona and Juventus right back said he believes Brazil can win the World Cup for an unprecedented sixth time in Russian Federation. And let me tell you something - I don't want anybody to cry for me. Everyone came in celebrating with the Coupe de France trophy, and I never want to show any negative emotion around my team mates - if you know Dani Alves then you know I'm always one happy motherfucker - so I was smiling and trying to have fun. "I am really sorry for him", said Emery.
Neymar should be able to "regain match fitness" when he takes part in friendlies against Croatia on June 3 and Austria on June 10, Lasmar said. I only cried one time, when I was by myself.
"When I felt the pain in my knee, my soul left my body", he said in a letter published at "The Players Tribune" website. Alves, who has been capped 107 times for his country, had been considered a certainty for selection.
That three-week period would make him fit just in time for the beginning of the tournament in Russian Federation, with Brazil's first game coming on June 17 against Switzerland.