The Brazilian team carried out a training session on Tuesday focused on improving defense-attack transitions and strategy plays, on the eve of receiving Colombia in Sao Paulo, for the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Canarinha coach Tite was able to work with all his troops, with the exception of defender Gabriel Magalhaes, from English Arsenal, who was summoned at the last minute after Lucas Veríssimo’s serious injury and will only join the concentration this Wednesday. This was the green-yellow team’s first training session on the pitch, as on Monday the vast majority of Brazilian footballers worked out in the gym.
Part of the session held at the Corinthians club training center, in the São Paulo metropolitan area, was broadcast by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and another was behind closed doors.
Tite did not give clues about the possible alignment against Colombia, but the local press leaked that it was tested with an eleven formed by Alisson, in goal; Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva and Alex Sandro, in defense; Casemiro, Fred and Lucas Paquetá, in the middle; and Raphinha, Gabriel Jesus and Neymar, in attack.
The group performed a warm-up round and then rehearsed offensive and defensive movements behind closed doors without adversaries. Then the players who joined the concentration on Monday, including Vinícius Júnior and Neymar, played in a reduced field.
Shirt 10, the top star of this Canarinha, surprised with a new hairstyle when she appeared with the silhouette of a bat drawn on her head, similar to the Batman symbol.
To finish, they rehearsed set pieces, according to the CBF during the broadcast of the training through its YouTube channel. Brazil will host Colombia next Thursday at the NeoQuímica Arena stadium in Sao Paulo and five days later they will face Argentina, in San Juan.
Canarinha is one step away from achieving its mathematical classification for Qatar 2022, as it is the undisputed leader of the South American qualifiers, with 31 points in 11 games.
The five-time world champion today has six points more than her immediate pursuer, Argentina, and 15 ahead of Colombia, fourth placed, last place that gives direct access to the World Cup event.
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