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Copa America: 'My concern is not favoritism:' Brazil's assistant coach

SHOTLIST GRANJA COMARY, TERESÓPOLIS, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZILMAY 23, 2019SOURCE: AFPTV IMAGES (00:35): 1. Wide shot press conference with Cleber Xavier, assistant of Brazil's football coach Tite 2. Mid shot Cleber Xavier 3. Mid shot Cleber Xavier 4. Close-up CBF logo 5. Mid shot journalists during presser 6. Pan right journalists during presser 7. Wide shot press conference GRANJA COMARY, TERESÓPOLIS, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZILMAY 23, 2019SOURCE: CBF TVRESTRICTIONS: NO RESALE IMAGES (00:20): 8. Tilt down facade of the training center of the Brazilian soccer team 9. Tracking shot Brazilian players during training 10. Tilt down Gabriel de Jesus during training 11. Tracking shot players during training 12. Mid shot players David Neres and Richarlison during training GRANJA COMARY, TERESÓPOLIS, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZILMAY 23, 2019SOURCE: AFPTV 13. SOUNDBITE 1 - Cleber Xavier, assistant of Brazil's football coach Tite (male, Portuguese, 24 sec): "Germany and Spain, who were the favorites for the 2018 World Cup, did not win, my concern is not the issue of favoritism, my concern is to respect the opponents, get to know the opponents and work on strategies so that we can do better than the adversary." "A Alemanha e a Espanha que eram as favoritas ao mundial de 2018 não ganharam, a minha preocupação não é a questão do favoritismo, a minha preocupação é respeitar aos adversários, conhecer os adversários e trabalhar acima de estratégias para que a gente possa ser melhor que esse adversário." 14. SOUNDBITE 2 - Cleber Xavier, assistant of Brazil's football coach Tite (male, Portuguese, 20 sec): "It is much easier for you to produce within a routine, within an environment, within that confidence from one game to the next, close to each other, seeing the corrections to work on to be able to evolve, than coming and adapting to a new design, adapting from a new idea that sometimes is not the same." "É muito mais fácil você produzir dentro de uma rotina, dentro de um ambiente, dentro de essa confiança do jogo a jogo que é próximo um do outros, vendo as correções para já trabalhar para poder evoluir, do que você vir e se adaptar a um novo desenho, se adaptar de uma nova ideia que as vezes não é igual." 15. SOUNDBITE 3 - Cleber Xavier, assistant of Brazil's football coach Tite (male, Portuguese, 9 sec): "Our goal is to make a good Copa America, to reach the final and in the final get the title." "A gente tem muito como objetivo fazer uma boa copa América, chegar a final e no final conseguir a música do título." ///-----------------------------------------------------------AFP TEXT STORY: Reduced Brazil squad begins preparations for Copa America =(Picture+Video)= Teresópolis, Brazil, May 22, 2019 (AFP) - Copa America hosts Brazil began preparations for the tournament at their training centre in Teresopolis on Wednesday, despite missing most of their team.Only seven players are expected at the Granja Comary football complex near Rio de Janeiro for the first week of training.Neymar, the world's most expensive player, is due to appear on May 28 along with PSG team-mates Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva and Marquinhos. Everton winger Richarlison was the first to arrive Wednesday."I want to get on the field very quickly to train, I'm very happy to be here with the squad, it's a unique moment," said Richarlison in a statement issued by the Brazilian football federation. Richarlison was joined by Ajax Amsterdam's David Neres, another 22-year-old striker.Fernandinho, Gabriel Jesus and Casemiro were expected to arrive later Wednesday, while Ederson and Filipe Luis were due Thursday. Alisson and Roberto Firmino, who will play the Champions League final on June 1 with Liverpool, will be the last to arrive.Coach Tite made a brief appearance near the field where workers were still painting the lines.Eight-time winners Brazil face Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru in the group stage, which start on June 14, after two friendlies against Qatar and Honduras.lg/pt/dep/amj/pb -------------------------------------------------------------

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