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World Cup: Brazilian coach prays the Rosary during training session

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Cerith Gardiner - published on 11/27/22

Adenor Leonardo Bacchi leans on his faith as he prepares his team for the prestigious tournament.

Adenor Leonardo Bacchi is under a lot of pressure at this year’s soccer World Cup. As coach of Brazil’s national team, there is always high expectations for the South American squad, considering it is the country that has won the tournament a record-breaking five times.

Although Brazil last won the coveted cup 20 years ago, this year — like most years — Brazil is the favorite to win according to the oddsmakers. So to give his team even more chance to live up to the expectations, Bacchi is relying on his Catholic faith for a little divine intervention.

Bacchi, a father-of-two, was seen at the training ground holding on to his rosary beads deep in thought. A moment that was captured on camera and shared on Twitter by Sachin Jose.

So while you might not be supporting the Brazilian team, it’s always inspiring to see people openly practice their faith, especially with millions of supporters looking on!

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