The football world reacts as Germany crash out of World Cup 2018

Brazil's forward Neymar reacts during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg

Brazil's forward Neymar reacts during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg

A soft mattress may have been the reason Marcelo only managed 10 minutes of Brazil's final group game.

Mystery surrounded the nature of Marcelo's injury who left the field in tears.

Brazil need just a draw to secure qualification for the last 16.

"It is still too early to make an accurate diagnosis". "The injury may be related to the hotel mattress".

The Brazilian soccer federation said Marcelo had improved from its back problem but did not provide a timetable on his recovery. "Although our expectation is good, but we have to be calm and wait for the next few days", Dr Lasmar was quoted.

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Brazil had to leave it late to defeat Costa Rica in their second game and must be play better than they have in their opening two games to beat Costa Rica at the Otkrytie Arena. The important thing is that there is no injury.

Doctors will blame a soft mattress for an injury before admitting they made mistakes getting the players ready for the tournament in Russian Federation.

Marcelo breaks down in tears.

After a dramatic game between Germany and South Korea, we come your way with another game that could also see another big team out of the tournament.

Brazil's SporTV reported Wednesday that Rafaella Santos was so excited at her brother's last-gasp goal in the tricky win against minnows Costa Rica on Friday that she collided with a friend and injured her arm. Have your say in the comments section below.

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