Marquinhos misses Brazil training with undisclosed injury

Marquinhos later joined the group but only for a light jog at the end of the session. According to Brazil staff, there is no concern about his availability for the World Cup.
Brazil's Marquinhos in action with Argentina's Lautaro Martinez
Brazil's Marquinhos in action with Argentina's Lautaro Martinez Reuters

TURIN (ITALY): Brazil defender Marquinhos missed training on Tuesday with an undisclosed injury that also ruled him out of his club side Paris St Germain's 5-0 win over Auxerre on Sunday.

With just nine days to go until Brazil's opening World Cup match against Serbia, the defender, a certain first-choice starter under coach Tite, underwent physiotherapy while the rest of his team mates worked on the pitch at Juventus's facilities in Turin.

Marquinhos later joined the group but only for a light jog at the end of the session. According to Brazil staff, there is no concern about his availability for the World Cup.

PSG had described the injury as "muscular discomfort" prior to the game against Auxerre, the final Ligue 1 match before the World Cup break.

His PSG team mate, Neymar, took part after missing Brazil's first training session on Monday, having arrived late due to problems with his flight from Paris to Turin, where Brazil are holding a five-day camp before flying to Doha on Saturday.

Only 14 players had participated in on-field training on Monday, as those who played for their clubs over the weekend worked in the gym.

On Tuesday, however, Tite ran intense drills working on keeping possession in tight spaces involving the entire squad, except Marquinhos, for a little over an hour.

Juventus defender Danilo said that the players were tired due to European soccer's tight schedule caused by having a World Cup in mid-season.

Only 14 players had participated in on-field training on Monday, as those who played for their clubs over the weekend worked in the gym.

On Tuesday, however, Tite ran intense drills working on keeping possession in tight spaces involving the entire squad, except Marquinhos, for a little over an hour.

Juventus defender Danilo said that the players were tired due to European soccer's tight schedule caused by having a World Cup in mid-season.

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