Marcelo trains with Brazil ahead of Mexico last-16 clash

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Brazil collected seven points from their three group matches at this summer's competition.

The Real Madrid left-back lasted just ten minutes during Brazil's final Group E match against Serbia, following which Luis replaced him.

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Back spasms led to his withdrawal, with it later suggested that a hotel mattress was to blame for the 30-year-old's discomfort. "So Felipe Luis, not Marcelo will start".

"Marcelo has a medical history with this kind of injury", Lasmar said in the mixed zone. But [the injury] happened because he made a rotation movement and felt uncomfortable after.

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The Brazilian federation says Marcelo is recovering well from the injury but it remains unclear if he will be available for the team's round-of-16 match against Mexico on Monday.

"Marcelo played little and then he trained little with little work, he has lost a bit of pace and that is a bit worrying ahead of a game that could go 120 minutes", said Tite. The injury may be related to the hotel mattress.

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Himself Marcelo wrote on Twitter that his injury was not serious and he will soon be back on the football field. Manchester City right-back Danilo was ruled out with a thigh problem before Brazil's second group stage game against Costa Rica and has yet to return.

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