Brazil reveal secret weapons to edge them at the World Cup - FCNaija

World Cup 2018 By: Uche Duru | 22/03/2018

A communal dining table, samba jam sessions, and books on inspirational leadership - these are the secret weapons Brazil hope will give them the edge at this summer's World Cup.

The Brazillian team have been in camp in Moscow where they have been offered intuitions ahead of this week's World Cup Warm-ups against Russia and Germany.

The picture shared by the Brazillian star, Marcello on Instagram which he captioned "family" reveals a high-spirited team gathered in one round-table, rather than in cliques.

Familia 🇧🇷 #M12

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On the table are copies of the book 'Leading with the Heart: Coach K's successful strategies for basketball, business and life' by American college basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski.

The best-selling book, first published in 2000, offers an insight into the leadership secrets that enabled Krzyzewski to help the United States basketball team to five Olympic gold medals, as well as Duke University to five NCAA Championships and a raft of other trophies over the past four decades.

When not digesting Coach K's nuggets of inspiration, the Brazil stars are laying down a mesmeric beat on the samba drums with the help of musician Fabio Brazza.

In a video posted on Instagram by Dani Alves labelled 'Samba = Brazil' and 'Samba do good crazy', he joins team-mates Marquinhos and Thiago Silva in playing the drums and tambourine as Brazza raps.

Having become the first team to qualify for the World Cup in Russia by dominating the South American group, five-time winners Brazil are clearly confident they can make it six this summer.