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Marcelo will not start for Brazil against Mexico, Tite confirms

Real Madrid left back Marcelo returned to training after suffering from a back injury, but will not start the match against Mexico.

Marcelo will not start for Brazil against Mexico, Tite confirms

Marcelo will not be included in the starting lineup against Mexico, Brazil coach Tite has confirmed.

“Yes, we confirmed the team. It is the team that finished the last match. So Felipe Luis will play”, said Tite at a press conference.

The left back was forced to leave the last group match against Serbia early because of a back injury.

Brazil will play Mexico on Monday for a place in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Russia.