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SAO PAULO - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is worried the street protests that are
07.03.2018, 10:06
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SAO PAULO - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is worried the street protests that are
SAO PAULO - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is worried the street protests that are planned during the World Cup could hurt his teams chances of winning the title. Buster Posey Jersey . Scolari says that although Brazilians have the right to complain about the government and demand improvements, perhaps the protests wont be coming at the "right time." He said the protests "could, big-time" affect his players performance during the World Cup, although he will not prohibit them from talking about the subject during the tournament. In an interview with Globo TV late Sunday, Scolari also said Brazil should have done a better job in its preparations for the World Cup, and said he has already made up his mind on 21 of the 23 players of his squad. Violent anti-government protests erupted across Brazil last year as people took to the streets calling for better services and questioning the billions being spent on hosting the World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics. The protests have since diminished in size, but they are widely expected again in the run-up to this years football tournament. "I think the protests can happen," Scolari said. "If they are peaceful, then thats democracy. Everyone has the right to protest. But I dont know if its the right time." The coach had already tried to distance the national team from the protests during last years Confederations Cup, when the largest public demonstrations in a generation broke out at the start of the warm-up tournament. Protests happened in all six host cities at the time, although matches and teams were not directly affected as Brazil went on to win the title. The players openly talked about the protests last year and the coach said they will be allowed to do it again during the World Cup. "They are national team players and they are on a mission," he said. "They can express themselves and say look, I also want a better Brazil, but I dont want it to be something that causes problems to our environment." Scolari also criticized Brazils preparations for the World Cup, saying that the country wasted time and should have done more to get things ready more quickly. "We could have done a better job to take advantage of these seven years that we had to prepare everything that was going to be needed, from airports to roads to education," he said. "But we lost time and we now we are out of time." Scolari last week confirmed nine players who will make Brazils squad — David Luiz, Oscar, Ramires, Willian, Paulinho, Julio Cesar, Thiago Silva, Fred and Neymar — and on Sunday he said there are only two spots remaining in the team. "We are still making observations, there are a lot of things we are still looking at," he said. Scolari will announce the official 23-man squad on May 7. Seven possible alternates will be announced later. Brazil will play friendlies against Panama and Serbia just before the World Cup opener against Croatia on June 12. Gaylord Perry Jersey . -- The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena to a $25 million, five-year contract Saturday. Willie Mays Jersey . Raymond, 31, started 15 regular-season games for the Stamps in 2013, racking up 51 tackles. He also returned two kickoffs for 79 yards including a 61-yarder. http://www.sfgiantsapparelsshop.com/pabl...rsey-c-40/ . The triple gold medallist from the 2010 Paralympics tweeted on Tuesday: "Woke up with a virus yesterday. Timing couldnt be much worse. Not the ideal prep for the .VANCOUVER -- A new chapter in the Vancouver Canucks goaltending saga is about to unfold at the NHL clubs training camp. But this one is not specifically about Roberto Luongo or another crease crusader. Instead, it involves rookie centre Bo Horvat, the clubs top pick in this years NHL draft. Horvat will get a chance to make an impression Friday as the Canucks hold their first on-ice workouts after on-ice testing Thursday at UBC and off-ice evalutions on Wednesday at Rogers Arena. Horvat, an 18-year-old Rodney, Ont., native, was selected with the ninth overall pick that the Canucks acquired in a trade from the New Jersey Devils for goaltender Cory Schneider. But Horvat is trying not to get caught up in the hype surrounding the deal, which resulted after Schneider was expected to remain as No. 1 and Luongo anticipated for more than a year that he would be dealt. Horvats future will determine the return on the Schneider trade. But, aside from the pleasure of being wanted in a high-profile trade, the rookie tries not to think too much about the deal. "Its always going to be in the back of your mind, its always going to be brought up everywhere," said Horvat, who had 33 goals and 28 assists with the London Knights of the OHL last season. "But I just try to be positive about it." The six-foot 206-pound centre is among few prospects expected to merit serious consideration for permanent NHL employment with Vancouvers veteran-laden club. "I just want to play the best I can," said Horvat. "You always want to take that spot. You always want to make the team in your first year, but whatever happens, happens. Its a win-win, I think, just for me. Ive got the Memorial Cup to fall back on." Horvats junior club, the London Knights will host the Canadian major junior championship tournament. He is also a candidate for Canadas entry at the world junior championships during the Christmas holidays. If Horvat does not crack the Canucks lineup, he must return to junior because he is too young to play in the minors under the terms of the NHLs collective bargaining agreement. But a roster opening to shoot for after fourth-line centre Max Lapierre left the Canucks via free agency and the third line middle spot is in flux as Jordan Schroeder attempts to come back from off-season shoulder surgeery. Willie McCovey Jersey. "I just try not to think about it too much," he said. "I just try to go out there and play my game; and whatever happens, happens. Obviously, I know that theres a spot open. But you just keep that in the back of your mind and go out there and play your game and show them what you can do." Horvat made his first audition before new coach John Tortorella in the on-ice tests. Tortorella deployed short skating tests that mirror shifts in a game. The coach, who has pledged to try and integrate young players into the lineup, said he is looking forward to seeing Horvat in action. The difficult time tests offered an early idea of the arduous workouts that Canucks rookies and veterans will face in coming days. "It was a pretty good (bag skate) -- thats for sure," said Horvat. "But it was good to get it over with, and Im glad I did it." He fared well in a group with veterans Daniel and Henrik Sedin and Zack Kassian. "Youve got the Sedins trailing you, and theyre pushing the pace, and Kass was out there in my group, too," he said. "It was not always like that back in junior." It was not like that at a recent prospects tournament in Penticton, B.C., either where Horvat scored on his second shift in the tournament that included Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets and San Jose Sharks draft picks and farmhands as well as free agent hopefuls on tryouts with the clubs. Tortorella was not in Penticton, so Horvats first real test before the new bench boss will occur in a scrimmage Friday. Horvat just wants to play his best as pre-season games approach, but realizes his best will have to be better than it was in Penticton. "Youre up against men now and youre up against a lot of veterans now who have been there and played in the league and been through it all," he said. "So its definitely going to be a lot tougher, but Im looking forward to getting going." Notes--Tortorella indicated it was too soon to get an impression of Horvat, but Hunter Shinkaruk, the clubs other first-round pick (24th overall), piqued his interest with his skating ability. ... Goaltenders worked out separately with goaltending coach Roland Melanson and consultant Dan Cloutier while other position players went through their tests. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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