The starting lineups and how to watch live stream of the World Cup round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico on Monday.
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Head coach Tite has replaced Marcelo at left-back with Filipe Luis, after the Real Madrid defender failed to recover from back spasms he had in the opening minutes of Brazil’s final group match against Serbia last week.
Luis had replaced Marcelo as a substitute against Serbia and Tite has opted to start with the Atlético Madrid defender from the start today.
Besides that change, the team remains the same with Neymar hoping to elevate to another level and guide his team into the quarterfinal, following the early exits of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in this round.
He will have lots of help as well, with the likes of Willian, Philippe Coutinho, Gabriel Jesus and Paulinho expected to offer him support going forward.
Meanwhile, Mexico will be without experienced centre-back Hector Moreno, who was booked twice in the group stage and is unavailable for today’s contest.
Coach Juan Carlos Osorio has replaced Moreno with Hugo Atala.
“Hector is a very important player, but at the same time we have 23 players who are here with a big dream and we’ll try to do things as well as possible,” midfielder Miguel Layun said.
“The manager is in charge of that, the mister will make the choice about who will replace him. If we make changes, if we play the same way, we don’t know.”
Veteran defender Rafael Marquez is also in the to the starting lineup for Mexico
Mexico v Brazil Lineups:
Brazil: Alisson, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Filipe Luis, Casemiro, Fagner, Paulinho, Willian, Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Gabriel Jesus
Mexico: Guillermo Ochoa, Carlos Salcedo, Hugo Atala, Rafael Marquez, Andres Guadrado, Hector Herrera, Jesus Gallardo, Edson Alvarez, Hirving Lozano, Carlos Vela, Javier Hernandez