Journalists fall for Felipão's practical joke

Coach sent Fred onto the replacement bench at the beginning of the activity and made the press publish the forward's absence in the match against Colombia

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Felipão anuncia convocação da seleção brasileira para a Copa do Mundo nesta quarta
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Felipão anuncia convocação da seleção brasileira para a Copa do Mundo nesta quarta

Coach Felipão decided to play a trick on the journalists who followed the Brazilian squad's workout this Wednesday, at Granja Comary, in Teresópolis. Before starting the activity, he handed in the jackets that defined the start lineups and the replacement players, and put Fred in this last group.

It has been cogitated that the forward would be on the replacement bench for the next matches, but the coach was only trying a different scheme with Hernanes among the 11 main players. During the practice, Fred got into the team normally.

Other changes that happened during the activity were Ramires entrance replacing Fernandinho and Paulinho back to midfield, in Luiz Gustavo's place.

The squad still has another practice before facing Colombia for the quarter finals of the World Cup. The match will be on Friday (04), at 5 p. m., in Fortaleza.

Translated by Raquel Sodré

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