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The other members of Cocah Tite’s 23-man Brazilian squad will arrive this Tuesday ahead of Brazil’s first match in Singapore since their 4-0 win over Japan in 2014.

A match with Nigeria’s Super Eagles is on the card on Sunday after the Brazilians must have taken on Senegal on Thursday.

The early Brazilian players had a 90-minute training session at Kallang Football Hub on Monday afternoon.

Neymar and his Brazil teammates limbering up at Kallang Football Hub on Monday afternoon. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Thiago Silva and Casemiro did not take part in training, and instead jogged around the pitch.

While it was largely a relaxed session, Brazil’s coaching staff worked individually with Marquinhos and fellow centre-back Eder Militao of Real Madrid on their long passing.

AC Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta was put through his paces with movement and shooting drills.


Brazil’s opponents on Thursday, Senegal, will arrive this afternoon with a side featuring Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli and PSG’s Idrissa Gueye.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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