Brazil without Hulk for match against MexicoBrazil's Hulk listens to questions from the media during a news conference after a training session of the Brazilian national soccer team at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Brazil plays in group A of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil will be without striker Hulk in the Group A match against Mexico on Tuesday.
Hulk has been sidelined because he did not fully recover from a muscle injury in his left leg. He will be replaced by Ramires.
The rest of the Brazil squad is the same that defeated Croatia 3-1 in the opener in Sao Paulo, with Neymar and Oscar leading the Luiz Felipe Scolari's team.
Mexico coach Miguel Herrera is keeping the same lineup from the 1-0 win over Cameroon in its opening match in the northeastern city of Natal.
Giovani dos Santos will be leading Mexico in its attempt to upset the hosts and move into a good position to advance to the second round.
The winner of Tuesday's match in Fortaleza will be guaranteed a spot in the next round if Cameroon and Croatia draw on Wednesday in the jungle city of Manaus.
Mexico: Guillermo Ochoa, Francisco Rodriguez, Rafael Marquez, Hector Moreno, Miguel Layun, Paul Aguilar, Jose Vazquez, Andres Guardado, Hector Herrera, Giovani Dos Santos, Oribe Peralta.