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Brazil sequesters its soccer Olympians

  • Reuters, Monday, July 23, 2012 2:06 AM

Brazil's men's Olympic soccer team is residing at a secluded hotel in the Hertfordshire countryside outside London instead of at the Athletes' Village.

"There are too many temptations here," said Brazil coach Mano Menezes when he spoke to reporters during a visit to the Village at the Olympic Park. "Some of the players like Neymar and the others have already been the focus of attention from so many other athletes when we've been here and we have serious work to do at these Games."

Brazil has never won gold at the Olympics, the only major crown it hasn't lifted. On Friday the Brazilians outplayed Britain in a 2-0 friendly win.

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