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Brazil's Hulk doubtful for match against Mexico

Hulk has scored nine goals for Brazil in his international career. (AFP PHOTO/FABRICE COFFRINI) Hulk has scored nine goals for Brazil in his international career. (AFP PHOTO/FABRICE COFFRINI)

Brazilian striker Hulk may miss Tuesday's group-stage match against Mexico after he left practice Sunday with a leg injury. According to the Associated Press, Hulk has a "muscle injury in his left leg," which caused Hulk to leave the field just 15 minutes into Sunday's practice.

Hulk missed practice again Monday, and while the AP reports an MRI revealed "no serious injury," he is still being listed as doubtful for Tuesday's match.

The federation said a decision on whether Hulk can play will only be made on Tuesday after doctors re-evaluate his condition.
Hulk bowed out of Brazil's 3-1 victory over Croatia in the 68th minute and was replaced by fellow mononymous forward Bernard, who would likely start in the event Hulk is unable to play. Bernard has only 12 international appearances, compared to Hulk's 36.

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