Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 15 December 2019

Brazil and South Korea training in Abu Dhabi – in pictures

Squads prepare for their friendly clash at the Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium

Five-times World Cup winners Brazil are in action against South Korea at the Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

Manager Tite will be looking for his side to bounce back to winning ways after their 1-0 defeat to arch-rivals Argentina in Saudi Arabia on Friday.

That loss was also Brazil's fifth straight match without a victory since their Copa America triumph at home in July.

Ahead of the South Korea match, Tite said: "I'm not desperate to win. I'm happy to be where I am. I'm aware of the pressure but I have no desperation. I don't have any of this. What I do want is to make a great game."

He also called patience with teenage Real Madrid star Rodrygo, who is being rested for the match in Abu Dhabi.

"Rodrygo has a lot of talent and he did well off the bench against Argentina, although we hadn’t planned to bring him on," Tite said.

"We have to be patient and give him time so that his training is done in the right way. And for that we have to go step by step. His time will come with the national team and we can’t rush ahead with things.”

Updated: November 19, 2019 09:51 AM

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