Marcelo Downplays Neymar Absence For Brazil


There are enough players of sufficient quality in the Brazil squad to ensure Neymar's absence is not sorely felt, according to Marcelo.

Dunga's men suffered defeat in their opening match of the World Cup qualification process, going down 2-0 to reigning Copa America champions Chile.

Neymar was absent for Brazil - who have also had Marcelo Grohe and David Luiz withdraw from the squad through injury - due to a suspension which also rules him out of Tuesday's clash with Venezuela.

However, the Real Madrid left-back opined that the squad have enough depth to cover for the loss of their captain.

"Neymar helps a lot, of course we miss him, but there are others who can play in his place and help the team," Marcelo said in a press conference.