• Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I can't explain disastrous Brazil display: Scolari

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Photo: Getty Images

Luiz Felipe Scolari is still at a loss to explain Brazil's capitulation against Germany, but has told a stunned nation that "life goes on".

The hosts' 7-1 World Cup semi-final mauling at the hands of Joachim Low's team sent shockwaves around the football world.

As the fallout continues, Scolari paid particular attention to the six-minute period in which Germany netted a scarcely believable four goals on Tuesday, making it 5-0 before half an hour was played in Belo Horizonte, reports goal.com

"We had a disaster in six minutes but it happened. Let's work for Saturday's game," Scolari told a press conference.

"If I could explain what happened in those six minutes I would answer but I don't know.

"The crash was also the coaching staff's, the fans', it was everyone's. No one understood what was going on and the Germany team, which is good, took their opportunities.

"I cannot explain it, I will not justify it. An error occurred and this error was fatal.

"We can lose by one or two but we lost in a way that we had never done before in the history of Brazilian football.

"But the tournament was not all bad. We had one bad defeat."

Irrespective of whether he is around to pick up the pieces, Scolari believes Brazil's players can enjoy success at international level once more.

"I know what happened, I know what it is to feel shame, I have the feeling this will never leave me, but my life goes on," he added.

"The players will get on with their lives, they are still winners.

"Our life is not made from defeats, this was the worst of all, but life is good, nobody will die because of this."

Published: 12:00 am Thursday, July 10, 2014

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