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Dunga Cancels Monday's Training to Rest Team
    2008-10-14 11:40:51     Xinhua

After the exhausting trip back home from Venezuela, the head coach of the Brazil national soccer team decided to rest players on Monday.


Dunga's team beat Venezuela 4-0 on Sunday. However, the 11 hour return trip back home was tiring.


Upon touching down on Brazilian soil after passing through Merida and Maracaibo, the Brazilian athletes were visibly exhausted.


Due to their performance, Dunga awarded the players and coaching staff with a day off so that they could relax and mentally prepare for Wednesday game against Columbia in the Maracana stadium.


Dunga's only catch was that the team had to meet later on in the night at the hotel in order to receive muscle relaxation and recuperation. Some of the players were spotted on a beach in Rio de Janeiro taking advantage of sunshine.


This last stretch of games for the qualifiers of the 2010 has been marked by the least amount of team practices. In total, the team will have only practiced together seven times over two games.



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