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Feel stadium's soul, visualise, play: Brazil's coach to boys

Kolkata: Bracing up to face traditional rivals Germany in a big-ticket FIFA U-17 World Cup quarterfinal here, Brazil coach Carlos Amadeu on Saturday sounded philosophical as he urged his players to get a feel of the Salt Lake Stadium, visualise and play.

Resembling a mathematics teacher with a whiteboard and marker, the Brazil coach was seen teaching his wards for about 30 minutes, ahead of their training session.
"This is a work we are used to do when we come to a new stadium. We try to to keep it in mind to watch the stands, to imagine about the match, to look at the field. It's not only about knowing the grass, they have to feel the soul of the stadium.
"It's really an important stadium for the city and India.
We are imagining about the 60,000 that will be here for tomorrow (Sunday). It will be huge for us," coach Carlos Amadeu said in the pre-match news conference.

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