Mario Zagallo has become the latest victim of Brazil’s long-distance friendly trip to South Korea last week.

The 71-year-old, who managed Brazil for the match in Seoul on a one-off basis, was admitted to hospital in Rio de Janeiro suffering from a heart murmur.

Doctors said later that Zagallo had been suffering the after-effects of the stress of the journey.

Various European club coaches – including those at Manchester United, Internazionale and Real Madrid – all complained last weekend about the debilitating effects on their players of last week’s Far East trips by both Brazil and Argentina, who played in Japan.

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