Wednesday was back to training for Fluminense, who had two days off after beating Fortaleza, on Sunday, for the Brazilian Championship. The tricolor cast reappeared at CT Carlos Castilho for activities under the command of Marcão, the club’s permanent assistant, responsible for the professionals in the absence of Fernando Diniz, who is with the Brazilian national team.
Flu also lost the coach’s entire coaching staff, who went with him to the national team. Earlier, however, president Mario Bittencourt had stated that Eduardo Barros would be responsible for the professional squad in Diniz’s absence, which was not confirmed.
Without Fernando, Eduardo and the other assistant, Wagner Bertelli, Fluminense is under the command of Marcão and former midfielder Cadu, also a permanent assistant at the club and who has held other positions in the youth divisions.
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The “surprise” command will also have activities on the holiday on Thursday (7) and on Friday (8). The weekend will be another day off for the players. At Fluminense, the agenda is rest for the decisions that come ahead.
Fluminense eyeing the Libertadores semifinal
With an opponent defined in the Libertadores semifinals, Fluminense is preparing for the most important games of the last 15 years. After being runner-up in 2008, Tricolor treats competition as an obsession.
Therefore, a special plan was drawn up for the matches against Internacional, on 09/27 and 10/04 (both on Wednesdays). Before the clashes, Tricolor will play a classic against Vasco, on 9/16 (Saturday) and receive Cruzeiro, at Maracanã, on 9/20 (Wednesday).
For the sequence of five games in 18 days — Tricolor still has a trip to Mato Grosso to face Cuiabá (9/30).