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After the game team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar suggested that a hotel mattress caused Marcelo's back injury, but remained optimistic about Marcelo's health for the round of 16 game.

With his having a hand in at least one goal in each group-stage game, the ESPN FC team point to Philippe Coutinho as Brazil's leader on and off the pitch so far in Russian Federation.

Marcelo, who suffered a back spasm just moments into Brazil's final group game against Serbia, is also recovering well but is not quite 100 per cent fit.

Filipe Luis will replace him in what will be the only change to the side that beat Serbia in their final group game.

Although our expectation is good, but we have to be calm and wait for the next few days.

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Marcelo missed three Real Madrid matches due to a hamstring injury in February but has otherwise been largely injury free in recent years.

"Marcelo did his first physical work and he felt good". The important thing is that there is no injury.

"Marcelo was a muscle spasm in the area of the spine". There is no recovery period.

The Brazilian national football team held a training session on Sunday for their last-16 knockout clash against Mexico in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Manager Tite said: "I only know that he had a problem with his back".


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