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World Cup training centres must have have top quality playing surfaces insists Cafu

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Former Brazil captain Cafu has insisted that the playing surfaces at the National Team Training Centres [CTSs] need to be of the same standard as those used at the stadiums during this summer’s World Cup.

The 43 year-old, who won the competition twice [1994 and 2002] as a player with the Seleção, believes ensuring the training pitches are maintained to a high standard is key for preventing injuries.

“It’s vital that the playing surfaces at the CTSs are of same quality as in the stadium,” he told FIFA.com. “For a player it is important to train in the same conditions that you are going to play in.

“There’s no point having a great medical team and top-notch rehab facilities if the pitch is hard, overgrown or full of divots. It would be bad news for everyone.” 


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