David Luiz to Miss Brazil World Cup Qualifier vs Venezuela

Updated: 11 October 2015 10:06 IST

David Luiz suffered a knee injury during Brazil's 2-0 defeat against Chile in World Cup qualifier on Thursday.

David Luiz to Miss Brazil World Cup Qualifier vs Venezuela
David Luiz's misfortune is likely to provide a starting berth for his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Marquinhos. © AFP

Rio de Janeiro:

David Luiz has been ruled out of Brazil's home World Cup qualifier against Venezuela on Tuesday with a knee injury, team officials said on Saturday.

The 28-year-old left the pitch in the first half of the Selecao's opening World Cup qualifier on Thursday, which they lost 2-0 to Chile, reported Xinhua.

Reserve goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe was also cut from Brazil's squad due to an unspecified injury.

Luiz's misfortune is likely to provide a starting berth for his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Marquinhos, who replaced the former Chelsea defender during Thursday's match in Santiago.

Venezuela started their qualifying campaign with a 1-0 home loss to Paraguay.

Brazil will again be without Barcelona forward Neymar for Tuesday's clash as he serves the final match of a four-game suspension.

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