Despite claims over the weekend that he would be ready to go today against Mexico, Hulk has officially been ruled out of the Brazil starting IX with a thigh injury. The Zenit St. Petersburg man limped out of a training session on Sunday morning, and said after, "I felt a niggle and came off as a precaution." Chelsea forward Ramires will take Hulk's place in the starting lineup, as both team's look to build on their opening match victories in Group A.

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[via IBTimes]