Brazil's World Cup soccer team play their game against a local side in Guadalajara, Mexico, tomorrow (Wednesday) in their warmup for the championship starting May 31st.
MV Police outside entrance of training camp in Guadalajara Mexico (2 shots)
LV Training camp with swimming pool in F/G
STV Pele arriving & greeted by young fans
LV & MV Players prepare for training session(2 shots)
MV Team coach call players in for training
MV Players limbering up
CU Mario Americo Trainer
SV Players training
MV & CU Training (2 shots)
SLV Players running around pitch
CU Spectators PAN players kicking ball
SV Goalkeeper Felix in action
BV Ditto Ado in action
LV Pele shoots at goal
SV Tostao ditto
SV Player outwits defender & shoots
SV Pele shoots at goal
SVs Tostao & partner doing exercises (2 shots)
MV PAN pressmen beside team coach (bus)
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Background: Brazil's World Cup soccer team play their game against a local side in Guadalajara, Mexico, tomorrow (Wednesday) in their warmup for the championship starting May 31st. On Sunday, the former champions held their first training session at the luxurious Club Providencia ground just outside Guadalajara.
Dozens of local citizens perched on walls overlooking the ground as the Brazilians went through their routine. As training sessions go, it was a fairly tough workout but the players showed no signs of fatigue despite only a day-long rest after the flight from Brazil.
After limbering up in midfield, the entire party went through their now famous running exercises...several laps around the pitch. The players then had a brisk workout that fully tested goalkeepers Ado and Felix. One shot snapped the steel netting guarding the tennis court behind the goal.
There was a minor scare for trainer Mario Americo. One of his star strikers, Tostao--the man sometimes called the "White Pele"-- limped for a while after the ball struck his ankle, but he soon recovered. Pele himself was in great form and obviously the Brazilians will present a formidable hurdle to the defending champions England. The two countries, together in Group Four, are to meet on June 7th.
Brazil, the world's most consistent and successful World Cup nation, open their challenge with a match against Czechoslovakia on June 3rd.