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Brazil loses yet another left back for World Cup qualifiers

September 28, 2017
Monaco's Jorge, left, and Porto's Moussa Marega challenges for the ball during their Champions League Group G first leg soccer match between Monaco and FC Porto at Louis II stadium in Monaco, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) =

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil has replaced another injured left back for its last two South American World Cup qualifiers in October.

Jorge of Monaco will replace Filipe Luis of Atletico Madrid, who injured his left thigh.

Luis needs at least 15 days to recover, the Brazilian Football Confederation said in a statement on Thursday.

Last week, Alex Sandro of Juventus had to replace the injured Marcelo of Real Madrid.

The already-qualified Brazilians play eliminated Bolivia in La Paz on Oct. 5, and five days later they host desperate Chile in Sao Paulo.

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