Chelsea defender David Luiz out of all four Brazil friendlies
The 25-year-old, who returned to action for last Saturday’s Champions League final against Bayern Munich, has been feeling pain in his right thigh and will therefore not play against Denmark, the USA, Mexico or Argentina in the coming weeks.
''He needs some more time to regain full fitness,'' Brazil doctor José Luis Runco told reporters. ''He will not play in those matches, but he will continue training with us.
''My intention is that he returns to Chelsea in perfect physical condition. Our idea is to prepare him for the next season, but if coach Mano Menezes decides to call him up for the Olympic Games, that will not be a problem.''
Meanwhile it has been confirmed that Alexandre Pato, who has only just recovered from a muscle injury, will sit out of today’s game against Denmark.