Suspended Marcelo back with Real Madrid

By Dom Farrell 12 November 2016
Suspended Marcelo back with Real Madrid

Brazil have allowed suspended full-back Marcelo to return early from international duty to Real Madrid.

Marcelo was booked during Thursday's resounding 3-0 win over bitter rivals Argentina and is now unavailable to face Peru, having also collected a caution against Colombia in September.

Head coach Tite has called up Atletico Mineiro left-back Fabio Santos as Marcelo's replacement.

All three of the 31-year-old's previous caps for Brazil came in 2012.

Marcelo will now begin preparations for the Madrid derby next Saturday.

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