The back injury of the Brazilian left Marcelo was possible caused by a soft hotel mattress pad. That has Rodrigo Lasmar, the world CHAMPIONSHIPS, a doctor at the Seleçao, explained. The player of Real Madrid was Wednesday because of back pain after only ten minutes, replaced by Filipe Luis in the match against Serbia (2-0 victory Brazil).
“Maybe the injury with a soft hotel mattress pad”, said Lasmar. “His spine was aching. It is too early to say what the next days will happen.” Thursday, could Marcelo already rest, because coach Tite gave his players a day off.
Monday takes on Brazil in the eighth finals against Mexico and will play in the quarterfinals against the Red Devils (as Japan beat, at least).