An estimated 25,000 crowd turned up on
Saturday to watch Brazil training for their World Cup qualifier against
Fans donated one kilo of non-perishable food items each to watch Ronaldo,
Ronaldinho, Kaka, Robinho, Roberto Carlos and their team mates go
through the motions at the Serra Dourado stadium, venue for Sunday's
Police said the 50,000 capacity stadium was around half full. The game
itself has been sold out since last Thursday.
Earlier, coach Carlos Alberto Parreira said he had decided on his team
for the match but would not announce it and gave no clue as to whether
21-year-old striker Robinho would be in the starting line-up.
Brazilians are eager to see the flamboyant Santos player in the team,
especially after Brazil failed to score in their previous two qualifiers.
Parreira admitted he was worried about Peruvian breakaways.
"They will adopt a conservative approach and will try to exploit the
counter-attack. We can't let them get through," he said.
Brazil are second in the 10-nation South American qualifying group with
20 points from 11 games. Peru are seventh with 13.