In the last four days, manager Dunga decided to not allow any press in Brazil's practice sessions in South Africa in three of them. And that's the total opposite of the last World Cup, which had training sessions open to journalists and the fans.
Some years after what happened in Germany, those practice session that looked more like a circus were considered the main cause of Brazil's elimination in the quarter-finals. Those "shows" in 2006 weren't good, but the 2010 preparation isn't good either.
The team is confined and we journalists don't have any information about the things we need to inform. For Instance, Júlio César and Kaka's physical condition is a mystery. None of these two player were designated for an interview to clear things out, neither Brazil's doctor.
That lack of information leads to those very boring and pre-made speeches press conferences that we have seen for the last few days. The press needs to inform, need news. And Brazil's assessory ain't giving any chance for us to know anything and do our job correctly.
Last thursday, during one of the practice that were allowed for the press to cover, Daniel Alves tackled Julio Baptista and both players had a little argument, nothing too serious. All comunication vehicles, obviously, informed that. The coaching staff got angry, and the press was forbidden to witness the practice on the next day.
Probably the coaching staff did this because maybe a radio station, newspapper, TV, whatever, must have exagerated. But you can't punish the entire media for that. And if the press exagerated a little was only because there weren't any things to write or talk about before the occured between Alves and Baptista.So whenever something happens, it may get a little out of proportion.