July 2, 2018 / 1:05 PM / 3 months ago

Soccer: Filipe Luis in for injured Marcelo, Mexico make two changes

SAMARA, Russia (Reuters) - 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.

Reporting by Jack Tarrant; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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