Updated: Tuesday, 24 June 2014 03:52 | By Agence France-Presse

Hulk returns to Brazil side for Cameroon clash

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari welcomed Hulk back into his side for Monday's World Cup Group A clash with Cameroon at the National Stadium in Brasilia.


Hulk returns to Brazil side for Cameroon clash

Brazil's Hulk (C) controls the ball during a training session for the FIFA World Cup in Teresopolis on June 21, 2014 - by Tasso Marcelo

The powerful forward returns as expected in place of Chelsea midfielder Ramires in the only change from last Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Mexico in Fortaleza.

With under-fire duo Paulinho and Fred maintaining their places, the Brazil line-up is the same as that which beat Croatia 3-1 on the opening day of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Cameroon coach Volker Finke made three changes to his team as they bid to bow out of the tournament on a high.

Captain Samuel Eto'o is not fit enough to start the game, and midfielder Alex Song is suspended after being sent off in the 4-0 defeat against Croatia.

Landry Nguemo, Allan Nyom and Henri Bedimo are all handed starts, with the latter playing at left-back in place of Benoit Assou-Ekotto, who head-butted team-mate Benjamin Moukandjo on the field towards the end of the Croatia defeat.

That result confirmed the Indomitable Lions' early exit from the competition.

Cameroon

Charles Itandje; Allan Nyom, Nicolas Nkoulou (capt), Joel Matip, Henri Bedimo; Stephane Mbia, Landry Nguemo, Eyong Enoh; Eric Choupo-Moting, Vincent Aboubakar, Benjamin Moukandjo

Coach: Volker Finke (GER)

Brazil

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

Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari (BRA)

Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

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