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Fluminense goes to Alfredo Jaconi against Juventude for the Brazilian Championship, and will have “special support” in the fight for three points. Eduardo Barros, Fernando Diniz’s assistant, left the Caxias de Sul club a few months ago when he accepted the coach’s invitation to Tricolo. The match will take place at 11 am (Brasilia time).

Laranjeiras, with 11 points, want to recover from their defeat in the classic with Flemish and bow to the G4. Already the hosts, with seven points, want to use the strength of the crowd to try to get out of the relegation zone.

Eduardo Barros arrived at Fluminense after being called up by Dinizi, who was hired to fill the vacancy left by Abel Braga at the end of April – Wagner Bertelli’s assistant also arrived with the current coach.

There has long been harmony between the two. Diniz’s work caught Eduardo’s attention in 2012 when he was able to watch a match against Atlético Sorocaba. In the same year, they met Professor João Paulo Medina, the founder of the University of Football.

After three years, they had their first chance to work together, when Eduardo helped Dinizi Audax, and in 2016 they led a campaign that reached the final of the Paulista team.

The two played side by side until June 2018. At that time, Diniz was released from Athletico-PR, but Barros remained at the club and held various positions. Between 2019 and 2020 the main group came to prominence, intermittently, at times, and was released in October.

He mentioned the legacy of Diniz during his time as head of the team, asking about his style of play.

“Not only Fernando Diniz, but all the coaches who were there and left their contribution. to have a level of training, to work. [Diniz] it was significant because it contributed significantly to the evolution of Athletic’s attacking game, ”he said in November 2019.

Those who follow the matches also see the chemistry. Through television broadcasts, it is common to observe Diniz, in games, discussing with assistants.

Born in Campinas, in the interior of São Paulo, Eduardo Barros was a player at the Ponte Preta base. A graduate in Physical Education and a graduate in Business Administration, he holds an “A license” as a coach of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).

Prior to playing for Athletico, he worked for Hurricane, Novorizontino and Coritiba.

In January 2021, Barros joined Juventude, soon to be an opponent, to become a permanent coach. During that time, he worked with names like Marquinhos Santos, Jair Ventura and current coach Eduardo Baptista.

At the Caxias do Sule club, he came to lead the team in the Brazilian Championship last year and for part of the night; this season, there were six games and a 66% success rate. Most recently, he was the General Manager of the basic categories, with the aim of coordinating technical work for children under 15, 17 and 20 years of age.


Fluminens is looking for victory to take a closer look at the first team in the competition, but also to break a taboo. Alfredo Jaconi’s last victory was in October 2005 for Brasileiro. This time, the Rio de Janeiro team won 4-3.

Since then, there have been three matches at Caxias do Sul, with two draws, the Brazilians in 2006 and 2007, and one defeat last year.


Competition: Brazilian Championship
Place: Alfredo Jaconi, Caxias do Sul-en (RS)
Day: Sunday, June 5, 2022
Time: 11:00 (Brasilia time)
Referee: Jefferson Ferreira de Moraes (GO)
assistants: Fabricio Vilarinho da Silva (FIFA / GO) and Luanderson Lima dos Santos (BA)
VAR: Rodrigo Guarizo Ferreira do Amaral (VAR-FIFA / SP)

YOUNGS: Caesar; Rodrigo Soares, Vitor Mendes, Rafael Forster and William Matheus; Jean, Jadson and Óscar Ruiz; Chico, Paulinho Moccelin and Isidro Pitta. Coach: Eduardo Baptista

FLUMINENSE: Fábio, Samuel Xavier, Luccas Claro, Manoel and Pineida; Wellington, André, Nathan and Goose; Luiz Henrique and Cano. Coach: Fernando Diniz

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