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Casemiro suspended for World Cup quarter-finals

Casemiro suspended for World Cup quarter-finals

BENJAMIN CREMEL

AFP

The Brazilian midfielder picked up his second booking of the tournament in the win over Mexico and will now miss the match against Japan or Belgium.
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Casemiro will miss Brazil's quarter-final at this World Cup against either Belgium or Japan after picking up another yellow card, during Brazil's 2-0 win over Mexico.

Casemiro key to Brazil's defensive set-up

The midfielder is a key part of Tite's defensive set-up, which has given away only six goals in 25 matches, and just one at this World Cup. Casemiro was booked for stopping a counter from Mexico, pulling back Lozano.

World Cup - Round of 16 - Brazil vs MexicoSoccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - Brazil vs Mexico - Samara Arena, Samara, Russia - July 2, 2018 Brazil's Casemiro is shown a yellow card by referee Gianluca Rocchi REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Casemiro will be replaced almost certainly by Manchester City's Fernandinho, who has played in every match so far of the tournament, and is a player Tite has a lot of faith in.