Fernandinho, Paulinho and Thiago Silva to be rested for Brazil friendly against Panama
Brazil Head Coach has decided to rest captain Thiago Silva and midfielders Fernandinho and Paulinho for Tuesday’s friendly with Panama.
Instead of playing in the match, the trio will remain at the base camp at Teresopolis to train and continuing building their fitness.
Of the three players, the biggest concern is over Thiago Silva, who, according to Scolari, requires “recovery work on his legs” to help him overcome a few minor knocks.
Fernandinho, Paulinho and Silva are all expected to return for Friday’s friendly against Serbia.