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LaLiga Trio Withdraw from Brazil Squad
Marcelo suffered a hamstring injury in Real Madrid’s Clasico defeat to Barcelona last month and failed to recover in time to join the Selecao in the United Kingdom.
His absence provides an unexpected chance for Juventus’ Alex Sandro to make an impression, after he was unable to make the left-back role his own in two starts for Brazil since the World Cup.
Casemiro was substituted inside the opening 20 minutes of Madrid weekend win over Celta Vigo with the Santiago Bernabeu outfit confirming he has suffered a sprained ankle.
Coutinho, meanwhile, also misses out due to a hamstring injury. Midfield maestro Renato Augusto will now be presented with another opportunity to prove he can help set the tone in Tite’s midfield.