Hulk has been sidelined because he did not fully recover from a muscle injury in his left leg. He will be replaced by Ramires.
Mexico coach Miguel Herrera is keeping the same lineup from the 1-0 win over Cameroon in its opening match in the northeastern city of Natal.
Giovani dos Santos will be leading Mexico in its attempt to upset the hosts and move into a good position to advance to the second round.
The winner of Tuesday's match in Fortaleza will be guaranteed a spot in the next round if Cameroon and Croatia draw on Wednesday in the jungle city of Manaus.
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