Fred: Watch Manchester United Star Get Bullied by Brazil Teammates Ahead of World Cup

Fred: Watch Manchester United Star Get Bullied by Brazil Teammates Ahead of World Cup

  • Manchester United midfielder Fred was on the receiving end of the wrath of Brazil teammates, albeit cheekily, during a training session
  • The team has been training in Turin, Italy, before leaving for Qatar, where they are expected to challenge for the title
  • They are in the same group as Switzerland, multiple African champions Cameroon and the perceived dark horses Serbia

Team spirits are high in Brazil's camp ahead of the FIFA World Cup, which kicks off on November 20th when Qatar plays Uruguay.

Brazil are strong favourites to lift a record sixth title, with Head Coach Tite selecting a youthful attack complemented by an experienced backline to guide the team to glory.

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Brazil team-mates toy with Fred after he made an error in a training game during the training session at Juventus Training Center on November 17, 2022, in Turin, Italy. Photo by Jonathan Moscrop.
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The team decided against any pre-World Cup friendlies to avoid any last minutes injuries, with the team holed up in training sessions at the Juventus Training Center before leaving for Qatar.

In one of the videos from the sessions, Manchester United midfielder Fred was mobbed by his teammates, who appeared to bully him in what makes for a hilarious watch.

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Fred is seen begging his teammates to stop, but they continue milling around him, led by veteran fullback Dani Alves. Barcelona winger Raphinha then gets hold of his legs before they carry him up for a few seconds.

It is not yet clear what he had done, but it will be a good sign of the team morale who will be facing Serbia, Cameroon and Switzerland in Group G.

Brazil gameplan in Qatar

Sports Brief had earlier reported that high-flying Brazil is expected to steamroll everyone in this group and perhaps go all the way and win a record sixth crown.

It is easy to understand why Brazil are considered the favourites for a sixth title in Qatar. The team is stacked with world-class talents all over the pitch, such that an unfortunate injury to Neymar won't have far-reaching ramifications like in 2014.

From the tricky Vinicius Junior to the silky Raphinha to the combative Richarlison to the all-rounded Gabriel Jesus, Brazil has game-changers all over. Save for one position that often goes unnoticed: fullbacks. The situation is so dire that you can expect Eder Militao to start at right-back or the 39-year-old Dani Alves.