Updated: Saturday, 28 June 2014 23:32 | By Agence France-Presse

David Luiz fit to face Chile as Brazil make one change

David Luiz has shaken off a lower back complaint in time to take his place in the centre of Brazil's defence in Saturday's World Cup last 16 tie against Chile in Belo Horizonte.

David Luiz fit to face Chile as Brazil make one change

Brazil defender David Luiz celebrates after forward Fred (not pictured) scored during a World Cup Group A match against Cameroon at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia on June 23, 2014 - by Pedro Ugarte

The new Paris Saint-Germain recruit partners Thiago Silva in the heart of the defence as coach Luiz Felipe Scolari makes only the one change to the side that beat Cameroon 4-1 on Monday to progress to the last 16 as winners of Group A.

That change sees Fernandinho of Manchester City replace Paulinho, just as he had done at half-time against Cameroon, when he went on to score Brazil's fourth goal.

Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli also makes one change to his team from Monday's 2-0 defeat to the Netherlands, with Arturo Vidal returning at the expense of Felipe Gutierrez.

Vidal was rested for Chile's final group game to rest a troublesome knee and avoid picking up a second yellow card of the tournament that would have ruled him out of this game.

Meanwhile, Gary Medel has recovered from a leg muscle problem suffered in training in time to line up in defence.

Chile have lost to Brazil at the last 16 stage in each of their last two World Cup finals appearances, in 1998 and 2010.

They have never beaten Brazil away from home in 26 previous attempts and have not won a World Cup knockout match since hosting the tournament in 1962. 

Starting line-ups in the World Cup last 16 match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on Saturday:


Julio Cesar; Dani Alves, Thiago Silva (capt), David Luiz, Marcelo; Fernandinho, Luiz Gustavo; Oscar, Neymar, Hulk; Fred

Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari (BRA)


Claudio Bravo (capt); Francisco Silva, Gary Medel, Gonzalo Jara; Mauricio Isla, Charles Aranguiz, Marcelo Diaz, Eugenio Mena; Arturo Vidal; Alexis Sanchez, Eduardo Vargas

Coach: Jorge Sampaoli (ARG)

Referee: Howard Webb (ENG)

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