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England Train On Copacabana Beach Ahead Of Brazil Friendly (PICTURES)

31/05/2013 07:44 BST | Updated 31/05/2013 07:46 BST

They are young and have each other, who could ask for more? Yes, England were at Copcabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday ahead of this weekend's friendly with Brazil, as memories of John Barnes' slalom came flooding back. But that was nearly 30 years ago, when the Three Lions used to have a show.

At the hottest spot south of Havana (no more Manilow references) Roy Hodgson's players were put through their paces, as England continue to be "good tourists" when touring foreign shores. Hard work, eh?

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England players stroll along Copacabana beach

The friendly will go ahead on Sunday despite concerns about the iconic Maracana stadium's safety, so the squad's hopes of the jaunt to Rio descending into a jolly have been swiftly dashed.

Judge Adriana Costa dos Santos has reversed her ruling that the stadium was unsafe.