Fallout of a disastrous FIFA World Cup campaign for Brazil
Brazil striker Fred on Sunday announced his retirement from international football
Fred retires from international football
Brasilia: Brazil striker Fred on Sunday announced his retirement from international football. “For me, the Selecao is finished,” the 30-year-old Fluminense forward said. Fred ended the competition with a solitary goal, and was jeered by supporters after being substituted in the 1-7 rout.
Scolari unsure about Selecao future
Luiz Felipe Scolari
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says he will find out in the coming days whether he will keep his job despite leading the country through a disappointing World Cup. When asked whether he thought he remained the right man for the job, he: “That has to be decided by the president of the BFC.”
Cesar admits Brazil career is over
Goalkeeper Julio Cesar admitted that his international career is over after Brazil’s World Cup campaign ended in disappointment. “This is probably my last World Cup. To play at the Copa America in 2015, at the age of 35, would be quite complicated,” he said.
How bad is it?
1940: The last time Brazil have lost consecutive matches on home soil (they lost 3-0 vs Argentina and 4-3 vs Uruguay).
1978: The last time Brazil have failed to score in two games in a World Cup tournament
14: The no of goals conceded by Brazil in the tournament -- the most by any team
. O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper’s headline lamented the “Melancholic Goodbye,” capturing the national mood after Brazil lost 3-0 in the third-place playoff. The newspaper’s World Cup section decried the “new humiliation” just days after the 7-1 semi-final defeat against Germany.
. With the headline “Knockout,” Folha de Sao Paulo’s Cup page ran a picture of David Luiz lying on the pitch with his hands on his head.
. O Dia newspaper was clear about what it wants: “Felipao Out.” The paper asked “Coach? What Coach?” next to a picture of Neymar whispering instructions to Thiago Silva.