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Adriano satisfied after training with Sao Paulo

sports Updated: Jan 09, 2008 10:58 IST

Sao Paulo striker Adriano was pleased after his first full training session with the Brazilian champion on Tuesday.

"I was happy I could practice with the ball for the first time with my teammates," Adriano told to Sao Paulo's Web site. "I was able to move around a lot and get more familiarized with them. It was a good (session), very dynamic. It showed the group came back strong (from holiday)."

Adriano, a starter in Brazil's 2006 World Cup squad, was acquired by Sao Paulo in December on loan from Italy's Inter Milan until June.

He is set to play for the club during the first part of the Brazilian league, the Copa Libertadores and the traditional Sao Paulo state championship, which begins next week. Sao Paulo will debut on January 17 against Guaratingueta.

The club won its fifth national title _ and second consecutive _ last year.

Adriano, who played sparingly for Inter Milan after the 2006 World Cup, has made several headlines since joining Sao Paulo. On December 31, he was unharmed after a minor car accident in Rio de Janeiro, and a couple of days earlier he was photographed drinking at a party in Rio de Janeiro along with AC Milan striker Ronaldo.