Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Cafu train separately
Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Cafu were
among six players who underwent a light session on Thursday at Brazil's
training camp for the World Cup.
Along with Edmilson, Juninho and Emerson, they worked out in the gym
while the other 17 players practiced in the 5,000-seat arena built for
the Brazilian squad in the lakeside resort town of Weggis in central
The six players later joined the rest of the group on the field for
All Brazilian players went through a series of physical examinations
earlier in the week with Brazilian doctors stating that each player
would undergo specific training depending on test results.
Ronaldo, who had various injuries at the start of the year, practiced
separately in the team's first training session on Wednesday. He ran by
himself for 40 minutes while the other players underwent a series of
Ronaldinho had earlier said he arrived for Brazil's pre-World Cup
preparation feeling a bit tired after a long season with FC Barcelona.
Along with Edmilson, he helped Barcelona win the Spanish title and the
Cafu, a 35-year-old veteran of the past three World Cup finals, played
only sparingly for AC Milan this season after recovering from
arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in February.
Brazil will spend two weeks in the small city of Weggis preparing to
defend its World Cup title.
Brazil will play two friendlies in Switzerland - against FC Lucerne on
May 30 in Basel and against New Zealand in Geneva on June 4 - before
playing its opener in Germany against Croatia on June 13.