Due to a knee injury, Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telles were left out of the Brazilian team. As a result, Brazilian representatives have confirmed that the players will not be able to play at the World Cup.
Jesus and Telles received injuries in the match against Cameroon, which Brazil lost 0:1. After the game, they underwent a medical examination, and the doctors confirmed that they could not play with such an injury.
However, there is a positive news, Neymar has returned to training. Considering the playoff draw of the Brazilians, Tite may not risk putting him in the starting lineup and gradually increasing his playing time. Brazil can afford such kind of rotation at this stage of a tournament.
Tite’s team will face South Korea in the round of 16 and the winner of Japan and Croatia in the quarter-finals.