Friday, 24 April 2015

Only God can explain Brazil's World Cup disaster, says Pele

The iconic former Selecao striker is still reeling from the demolition Joachim Low's side inflicted upon the hosts at last summer's tournament
Pelé - Brazil Brazil legend Pele says "only God explain" how Brazil were beaten so brutally by Germany in last summer's World Cup semi-final.
Without Neymar and Thiago Silva, the tournament hosts were memorably hammered 7-1 by the soon-to-be world champions which triggered the end of Luiz Felipe Scolari's reign in charge of the Selecao.
Speaking after some of the stars of that Germany side - such as Thomas Muller, Philipp Lahm and Manuel Neuer - starred for Bayern Munich as they smashed Porto 6-1 in a Champions League quarter-final, Pele revealed he is still in shock at the "disaster" which befell Brazil.
"The semi-final was something nobody can explain," the former Brazil striker, who won three World Cups during his illustrious career, told reporters at an exhibition event in London.
"When we were preparing for the World Cup the two teams everybody - even people who don't know football - expected to be in the final were Spain and Brazil.
"Those were the two teams that were supposed to be in the final. But the German team, I saw them play two years before and they were very, very good. They were very well prepared.
"And then of course there was the disaster in the semis and it really was a disaster. It was something nobody could predict. Brazil could lose, 1-0 or 2-0, but to lose 7-1 and the third-place play-off we lost 3-0, it's something only God can explain."
Under Dunga, Brazil have rejuvenated their team spirit and have won all eight games since losing the World Cup third-place play-off to Netherlands.
The likes of Neymar, David Luiz and Oscar are set to be in action this summer once again in the Copa America in Chile, where they have been drawn in a group with Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.

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