Palmyras mounts ‘bubble’ to protect players competing in Copinha

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palm trees So Paulo will establish a special scheme to guarantee the safety of its players during the Junior Football Cup. The ‘bubble’ strategy, which has been popularized in the United States since 2020, will be adopted.

All athletes and technical committee members will stay at a hotel in So Bernardo, close to the city of Diadema, which will host all Verdo matches at the start of the competition. The measure comes after an increase in the number of cases infected with Kovid-19 since the end of last year.

Palmeiras has conducted daily tests on its cast and staff. In a test, captain Pedro Bicalho tested positive for Covid. Thus, the defensive midfielder would complete the separation and embezzlement of the team in Copenha’s first games.7

Preparation finished

The Palmeiras U-20 team held their final training session at the football academy ahead of their debut in Copinha this Tuesday. Alvivarde will take the field this Wednesday against Asu-RN at Inamar District Stadium at 15:15.

Coach Paulo Victor Gomes led a tactical training on the lawn with offensive and defensive dynamics. In this sequence, the players also mastered the set piece.

“It was a very fruitful preparation for us. We made the most of the activities and are focused for starters. I am happy to have the opportunity to be among those concerned, and I am sure we will give our all field,” said defensive midfielder Fabinho, who already had the opportunity to play 11 matches for Verdao’s professional.

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