Danilo, Marcelo and Douglas Costa return to Brazil training
The three injured Brazilian players passed reaction tests, activities with the ball and some passing drills along with crosses and shots on goal. The USA vs. Ecuador live and direct: Friendly FIFA Date
Tite has all 23 players fit for the first time since arriving in Sochi on the 12th of June. The good news comes at the perfect time before his side play Belgium in the quarter-final of the World Cup on Friday.
The two full-backs, Marcelo and Danilo along with the attacker, Douglas Costa, completed a demanding session on Tuesday in which they did a set of mixed exercises and drills. They did reactionary tests, ball control activities, passing drills along with crossing and shooting practise.
The training session was open to the press and finished with what has become a tradition when the players kids joined them on the field at the very end to kick the ball around.
Having Danilo back is a boon for Tite, who was dealt the a blow when Dani Alves was ruled out just weeks before the World Cup started. Fagner had to stand in for Danilo since the second game against Costa Rica.
Marcelo left the Serbia game after nine minues when he limped off the field. He blamed the injury on back spasms from the mattress he was sleeping on. Filipe Luis stood in for the Real Madrid left-back agains Mexico on Monday.
Douglas Costa who made a massive impact against Costa Rica, a game in which he felt a recurring muscular pain, did all of the training laid out for those who didn't play against Mexico.
During the session, the second last before the game on Friday, Fernadinho was one of the players the media were keeping an eye on. He is seen as the prime contender to replace Casemiro, who picked up a booking against Mexico and will miss the tie against Belgium and their adventurous attackers.
Those who started against Mexico did recovery work in the gym and did not appear on the field to do the work with the others.
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