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Scolari refuses to shoulder blame for Brazil's 'catastrophic'

Scolari refuses to shoulder blame for Brazil's 'catastrophic'

Posted by Juan Gavasa on July 08, 2014

Under-fire boss Luiz Felipe Scolari remained defiant despite seeing his Brazil side crash out of the World Cup following a humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany. The Samba Boys leaked FIVE goals inside the opening half an hour to put the game out of their reach before Joachim Low's rampant team rubbed salt into the wound with another two after the break.

Oscar's injury-time effort provided little consolation after an embarrassing performance from the hosts, but Scolari refused to shoulder the blame for Brazil's capitulation.

He said: 'It's a catastrophe. It's the worst loss of a Brazil national team yes, we have to learn how to deal with this too. 'I don't owe anything to anyone. I've done a good job, like I have done everywhere. It's one defeat… three in last 18 months.'

Skipper David Luiz has issued an apology for the dismal display. The PSG defender, wearing the armband in the absence of the suspended Thiago Silva, lost Thomas Muller for the opening goal and had a nightmare throughout.

'I just wanted to make my people happy,' said a stunned Luiz afterwards. 'Unfortunately, we couldn't. I'm sorry, I'm sorry to all Brazilians, I just wanted to see them smile, everyone know how important it was.

'They were the best, they prepared better, they played better, we let in four goals in six minutes. It is a very sad day and we we'll learn from it.'

QPR keeper Julio Cesar was shellshocked at the final whistle after the heaviest semi-final defeat in World Cup history.

'Honestly, it's hard to explain,' said Cesar afterwards. 'You can't explain the inexplicable.

'It was beautiful up to here. I thank the Brazilian people and the fans are to be congratulated for all the support they gave us.

'The players are going to apologise but they (the Germans) were strong, and we have to acknowledge that. After the first goal we just had a blackout, nobody expected it.

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