Filipe Luis to replace Marcelo

Filipe Luis to replace Marcelo

Goal: Titus declared the basis of Brazil for Mexico - without Marcelo and CoutinhoHead coach of Brazil Tite said who will play in the 1/8 finals of the world championship against the team of Mexico.

Lasmar made the comment while dismissing rumors that the problem might have been related to excessive physical training by the team in Russian Federation.

The backache that forced Real Madrid's left back Marcelo out of Brazil's 2-0 win over Serbia on Wednesday may have been caused by a hotel mattress, according to the team doctor.

"The same players as the other day will play, with Filipe Luis", Tite said at a press conference on the eve of Monday's duel with Mexico.

Team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said that the substitution was precautionary after the 30-year-old felt his back "lock up", ESPN reported.

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Atletico Madrid defender Felipe Luis replaced Marcelo against Serbia and he will get the nod again as attention switches to knockout competition. The injury may be related to the hotel mattress.

"Marcelo has a medical history with this kind of injury", Lasmar said.

Himself Marcelo wrote on Twitter that his injury was not serious and he will soon be back on the football field.

Winger Douglas Costa, who plays for Juventus, continues to recover from a right thigh injury he sustained in the group stage and will not play against Mexico.

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