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Injured Marcelo out of Copa America

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo has been forced to pull out of Brazil`s Copa America squad due to a back problem.

Injured Marcelo out of Copa America

Madrid: Real Madrid left-back Marcelo has been forced to pull out of Brazil`s Copa America squad due to a back problem.

The 27-year-old will be replaced by Internacional`s Geferson for the tournament in Chile next month the Brazilian Football Federation confirmed.

"After tests carried out on Marcelo, the Real Madrid medical team have diagnosed with acute back pain," Madrid said in a statement on their website.