Manchester United winger Antony has bizarrely blamed the air conditioning in Qatar that forced him to miss Brazil training last week.

Antony was forced to sit out training for two days after the Selecao’s 2-0 win over Serbia in their opening group game, with journalists reporting it as ‘illness’ rather than injury.

He did then feature from the bench again in their second World Cup match a few days later – a hard-fought 1-0 win over Switzerland – and he has now revealed what caused the issue.