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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Only days before their debut match, the Brazilian national team’s (Seleção) Olympic football (soccer) coach Rogerio Micale, on Monday, August 1st, introduced Atlético Paranaense goalkeeper Weverton Pereira Silva as the team’s new goalkeeper. Weverton steps in as the last-minute replacement for injured goalkeeper Fernando Prass, who was forced to bow out of the 2016 Rio Olympics due to a fractured right elbow.

At Monday’s press conference, held at Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, a happy coach Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?