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Danilo fit for Brazil, Marcelo still a doubt

Soccer Football - World Cup - Brazil Training - Brazil Training Camp, Sochi, Russia - June 29, 2018 Brazil's Danilo during training REUTERS/Hannah McKay

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Brazilian right back Danilo has recovered from a thigh injury and will be available to face Mexico in their World Cup last-16 clash, team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said on Saturday.

“Danilo is fit to play. He trained today and is available for (coach) Tite,” Lasmar said.

Marcelo, who suffered a back spasm just moments into Brazil’s final group game against Serbia, is also recovering well but is not quite 100 percent fit.

“Marcelo did his first physical work and he felt good. We are optimistic he can be used in the game,” Lasmar said.

Brazil’s other injury doubt, winger Douglas Costa, is recovering well but will not be fit for Monday’s match in Samara.

Brazil qualified top of Group E and face Mexico who were second in Group F.

Reporting by Andrew Downie, editing by Ed Osmond