Fiji Time: 2:45 AM on Friday 28 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Scolari blasts his players after World Cup training run

Afp
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

TERESPOLIS, Brazil - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari yesterday criticised his World Cup hopefuls after a training session which he said "did not please me at all."

Brazil take on Panama in their penultimate World Cup tune-up today ahead of their final friendly with Serbia on Friday and Scolari said he was resting skipper Thiago Silva, Fernandinho and Paulinho.

Of the training session which had so displeased him, Scolari said: "I did not like training, I liked nothing. Everything was wrong," stormed the man who took the Selecao to the 2002 title.

He told Globo television the players appeared too loose for his liking just 11 days before their first World Cup pool match against Croatia in Sao Paulo.

The training session saw the first-choice 11 beat the reserves 3-2 with Neymar on target for the former in front of watching actress girlfriend Bruna Marquezine.

Marquezine attracted much attention despite wearing a large hat and sunglasses as she happily signed autographs.

On his decision to leave Silva, Fernandinho and Paulinho out of the Panama test, Scolari had earlier explained Paris Saint-Germain's Silva is "undergoing recovery work on his legs" as he gets over a niggling injury.

"We have two friendlies and it is preferable to field him in either better or perfect conditions from the second match," Scolari told Fox Sports.

Paulinho of Tottenham lacks match fitness so Hernanes took his place in Sunday training.

Fernandinho is meanwhile coming off a heavy season at Premier League title winners Manchester City.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65690.6379
JPY 54.043051.0430
GBP 0.37900.3710
EUR 0.44740.4354
NZD 0.70000.6670
AUD 0.64600.6210
USD 0.48860.4716

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th, April, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Salaries reduced
  2. Hard work never fails
  3. Villagers defy State sacking
  4. Kepa makes 'gag' claims
  5. Mixed views over pot bid
  6. LTA appoints new expat CEO
  7. Fiji PM turns 63; Parliament sings birthday song
  8. Bills fast-tracked, passed
  9. Teachers: Reinstate allowance
  10. CORRECTION

Top Stories this Week

  1. Luveni: Drug shortage not urgent Tuesday (25 Apr)
  2. Nominate while you can Saturday (22 Apr)
  3. PM upsets church Tuesday (25 Apr)
  4. Another version of history A tribute to the contribution of Fiji Nepalis Sunday (23 Apr)
  5. Cokes17: Natabua's Tuvusa wins Blue Ribbon title Friday (21 Apr)
  6. Cokes17: RKS, ACS maintain lead Friday (21 Apr)
  7. Cokes17: ACS ends purple reign Saturday (22 Apr)
  8. Her dream a reality Tuesday (25 Apr)
  9. Cokes17: 29 records fall as Natabua, ACS rise Saturday (22 Apr)
  10. Salaries reduced Thursday (27 Apr)