Brazil says Marcelo is recovering well from his back injury but it remains unclear if he will be available for the team’s round-of-16 match against Mexico on Monday.
The Brazilian federation says Marcelo is “undergoing treatment and showed good improvement,” but it did not give a timetable for his recovery.
Marcelo had to be replaced 10 minutes into Brazil’s 2-0 win against Serbia in Moscow. He limped off the field with what the federation said was a back spasm. —AP