They're having a laugh....
- 12 Jun 06, 11:20 PM
BERLIN - Just what is the secret of Brazil's success? On the evidence of their final training session here at the Olympic Stadium it seems incredible they've won two of the last three World Cups. It was a chaotic circus which was high on flair and low on any sort of organisation.
In a fantasically entertaining kick-about, Ronaldo (not as fat as you may believe) played in a holding midfield role while goalkeeper Dida put himself about up front and knocked in a couple of very tidy goals.
It may have been for the benefit of the hundreds of watching media but this bore no relation to how they will line-up against Croatia and the wild celebrations when anyone scored were massively over the top - but it was great fun which may be the point.
Spurs boss Martin Jol - Five Live Sport´s summariser for the match - was shaking his head in disbelief at what was going on but it was clear that team spirit is sky-high and the level of skills on show suggested they almost don'´t need a training session or a team talk to turn up and win the World Cup again.
Brazil's decision to make the whole session open to the press contrasted sharply with the actions of other leading nations who are sending in the security to kick people out after 15 minutes. The Champions' message is clear - this is what we have and what we do, now try to stop us.