Brazilian goalkeeper Prass misses practice due to sore elbow

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Teresopolis (Brazil), July 27 (IANS) Brazilian football team’s goalkeeper Fernando Prass did not practice with his Olympic team-mates because of soreness in his right elbow.

The injury should not keep Prass out of the Summer Olympic Games, which begin on August 5 in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Soccer Confederation (CBF), said on Tuesday, reports Efe.

The 38-year-old veteran developed mild inflammation in the same elbow he had surgery on two years ago, so the coaching staff chose to let Prass work with a physical therapist to avoid any “risk,” the CBF said.

Brazil’s Olympic soccer team is practicing at the Granja Comary soccer complex in Teresopolis, a city in Rio de Janeiro state.

Coach Rogerio Micale put the players through attack and defence drills on Tuesday.

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At the end of the practice session, Micale spoke with Neymar for a few minutes away from the rest of the group.

The team will remain in Teresopolis until Wednesday, when it will travel to Goiania for a friendly against Japan.

The match will be played on Thursday at Serra Dourada Stadium.



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