Training Sessions aren’t Quite as Fun as the Commercials
One thing we’ve learned from watching Brazil’s World Cup training camp on television is that practices are pretty darn boring. Sure there are some fun moments when the players get to show off their skills, but there’s also countless minutes of standing around, stretching and more standing around. If you are a fan of Brazil, however, the training broadcasts are must-see television. No wonder our Brazil blogger Euler is having so much fun.
One player that everyone is looking at, of course, is Ronaldo. He’s struggled in practice but is trying to play through the pain. “I’m having muscular pains but any sacrifice is worthy for the national team,” he said.
One area where he isn’t struggling is in the bidding on Ebay for the right to stay in his room after Brazil checks out of their Swiss hotel resort. With a little more than two days to go, Ronaldo’s room is well ahead of Ronaldinho’s in the race for the top bid. Perhaps the people bidding think that the room will come included with Ronaldo’s significant other.
UPDATE: Of course right after I post this, the fun really begins.
For those who don’t get the Brazil practice channel as part of your television packaes, here’s some video of Brazil standing around during training and the Swiss crowds trying their best to get a glimpse of the players.