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Brazil's 'honour and dignity' at stake

12/07/2014 from:SNTV


Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and captain Thiago Silva look ahead to the World Cup third-place play-off.


SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari

"I know that in one year and a half, we had a series of very good situations, therefore I cannot see, and I cannot see how people can only look at the result of just one match; if work is good, it is not a fatality, a disaster that is going to change it. But I don't want to apologise nor defend what happened because it doesn't interest me, what interested me was making it to the final. I didn't make it."

SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Brazil captain and defender Thiago Silva

"I think that motivation, at least from my side, is the biggest possible. It is still big, obviously with a different aim, as 'Felipao' said, it is not the first place that will be at stake, but our honour, our dignity. I think that, when you are a footballer of the Brazil national team, when you put on this 5-stars shirt, you have to respect it above all."

SOUNDBITE: (Portuguese) Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari

"When I was coach of Portugal, I lost the third place to Germany 3-1, and I saw how much Germany valued the third place, and how much they have started working from that third place to make it to the place where they are at the moment. So they are all teachings that are important in our lives and I think we will continue our work normally until tomorrow. Afterwards it is a different situation."

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