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Sunday, 13 June 2010 00:41

Video: Brazil train behind closed doors after fight report

Media banned from training

Brazil coach Dunga banned press reporters from attending the team’s training session on Saturday, having been unhappy with coverage of an argument between players the previous day.

Team-mates Dani Alves and Julio Baptista were involved in a minor dispute over a challenge towards the end of Friday’s session, with the incident caught by media cameras and widely reported in Brazil. It was the second time that such an occurrence had been picked up, with Kaka and Felipe Melo also having a disagreement in front of the watching media.

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Training on Saturday was a much quieter event, with the media banned from attending the team’s workout and the players being put through their paces behind closed doors as they prepare for their Group G opener against North Korea on Tuesday.

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By Sean Gillen

Comments (5)
No big deal
5 Monday, 14 June 2010 03:17
Julio Baptista is looking at Dani Alves like he doesn't care, the foul looked fake I don't see what's the big deal.
Looked dirty to me!
4 Sunday, 13 June 2010 16:52
You aren't supposed to do that kind of stuff to opponents never mind teamates. Julio has every right to be pissed off and the video shows that he was bothered the push from behind. I wouldn't call it a fight though.
3 Sunday, 13 June 2010 04:45
typical journalists. hundreds of them at the camp with nothing better to do than make a drama out of stuff. smart from dunga to give the players a break from the nonsense. could make them more united.
what's the big deal here
2 Sunday, 13 June 2010 03:05
That stuff happens all the time! That's not even news
looks fine to me
1 Sunday, 13 June 2010 01:01
i don't see the big deal it looks like they just talked it out. the media is full of drama queens.

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