Brazil coach dismisses training clash as ‘fake news’
Brazil head coach Tite shot down suggestions of a rift in the Brazil camp, branding reports that forwards Richarlison and Vinicius Junior had clashed in training on Saturday as "fake news".
The pair were filmed being separated by team-mates -- a clip that Richarlison later posted on his Instagram page -- but it was not clear whether the incident was serious or a joke.
"There is a lot of fake news in the world, and people reporting that the players were fighting are telling lies," Tite said after Brazil came out victorious in a 1-0 friendly win against Japan in Tokyo on Monday.
Richarlison came off the bench to win Brazil's penalty when Japan midfielder Wataru Endo clattered into him from behind before Neymar converted from the spot in the 77th minute.