Brazil staff visit Real Madrid, Atletico training

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Madrid, April 2 (IANS) Brazil coach Dunga has met with his counterparts from Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid as part of a tour of European clubs, the country’s football federation said on its website.

Dunga and his assistants Gilmar Rinaldi and Andrey Lopes first visited Atletico’s Majadahonda training base on Wednesday, where they spoke with Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone, reports Xinhua.

The Brazil delegation then made the trip across Spain’s capital to Real Madrid training in the Valdebebas neighbourhood.

There they presented Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti with a Brazil No.9 shirt, which the Italian duly wore before posing for photographs.

Real Madrid’s Brazil contingent comprises left-back Marcelo, midfielder Lucas Silva and the newly signed right-back Danilo, who will remain at Portuguese club Porto until the summer.

Brazil’s national team is represented in Atletico’s squad by center-back Joao Miranda.

Dunga and his backroom staff also visited Barcelona and Monaco after the team’s friendly victories over France and Chile in the past week.

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