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May 28, 2006

Brazil need security as they train in Switzerland

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Brazil is in Weggis, a small town in Switzerland, to complete their preparation. But the popularity of the team is so big that they need extra security. Five fans invaded the team's practice and the Brazilian managers are taking the steps to avoid this to happen again..

More guards stood on the sidelines of the arena where the Brazilians were training ahead of the World Cup in Germany which starts on June 9 after three men and two women got on the training ground on Friday and ran toward players. Even more, one of the women was able to get a hug from Ronaldinho.

The Brazilian team members spent most of yesterday's morning session working out in the gym and only briefly made it onto the practice ground.

Additional security was required in the media centre as well. According to reports, two notebook computers and one digital camera were stolen.

Thousand of people have been trying to get a glimpse of the Brazilian stars every day. All 45,000 tickets for the training sessions were sold in advance at around R120 each.

As we know, coach Carlos Alberto Parreira threatened to ban the public from training sessions if the hysteria surrounding the world champions interfered with practice.

The chief of Brazil's delegation downplayed Friday's pitch invasion, however, and assured that it would not make Brazil change their training place.