Brazil v Mexico team news: Chelsea midfielder Ramires replaces Hulk for hosts

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez remains on bench for Mexico

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Brazil have made one change from their opening win against Croatia with Chelsea midfielder Ramires coming in for Hulk for the game against Mexico.

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Aside from that, the hosts are unchanged for the Group A game with Neymar and Fred leading the attack.

Mexico selected an unchanged side following their 1-0 victory over Cameroon. Oribe Peralta, their goalscorer in that match, will start up front alongside Giovani dos Santos.

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is likely to get his chance from the bench.


Brazil: Julio Cesar, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, Luiz, Marcelo, Paulinho, Gustavo, Ramires, Oscar, Neymar, Fred. Subs: Jefferson, Fernandinho, Hulk, Dante, Maxwell, Henrique, Hernanes, Willian, Bernard, Jo, Maicon, Victor.

Mexico: Ochoa, Aguilar, Rodriguez, Marquez, Moreno, Layun, Herrera, Vazquez, Guardado, Giovani, Peralta. Subs: Corona, Salcido, Reyes, Fabian, Jimenez, Pulido, Hernandez, Ponce, Brizuela, Aquino, Pena, Talavera.