Filipe Luis in for injured Marcelo | The Daily Star
07:31 PM, July 02, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:37 PM, July 02, 2018

Filipe Luis in for injured Marcelo

Brazil brought in Filipe Luis at left back for their World Cup last 16 encounter with Mexico on Monday with regular starter Marcelo failing to fully recover from a back injury.

It is the only change made by coach Tite from the group stage win over Serbia, meaning Gabriel Jesus, Willian and Philippe Coutinho support Neymar in attack.

Opponents Mexico make two changes from the 3-0 loss to Sweden, with Hugo Ayala replacing the suspended Hector Moreno in central defence and captain Rafael Marquez also coming into the side.

Marquez's inclusion means Miguel Layun drops to the bench and the responsibility rests with Hirving Lozano and Carlos Vela to support lone striker Javier Hernandez.

Starting line-ups for the World Cup last 16 match between Brazil and Mexico on Monday (kick-off: 1400 GMT):

Brazil (4-2-3-1)

Alisson; Fagner, Thiago Silva, Joao Miranda (capt), Filipe Luis; Paulinho, Casemiro; Willian, Philippe Coutinho, Neymar; Gabriel Jesus

Coach: Tite (BRA)

Mexico (4-3-3)

Guillermo Ochoa; Jesus Gallardo, Hugo Ayala, Carlos Salcedo, Edson Alvarez; Rafael Marquez, Andres Guardado, Hector Herrera; Carlos Vela, Javier Hernandez, Hirving Lozano

Coach: Juan Carlos Osorio (COL)

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)

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