Brazil's World Cup defeat hits home in Lebanon

Jul 08, 2018, 04:17
Brazil's World Cup defeat hits home in Lebanon

"No. For me, he is not an actor", the former Chelsea man said.

Playmaker De Bruyne usually features higher up the pitch for the Premier League champions under Pep Guardiola, and his change of position at the World Cup has led to plenty of questions regarding his position for the national team, where he plays in a two alongside Axel Witsel.

Brazil have conceded only one goal in this World Cup, the equal most stingy rearguard along with Uruguay, and allowed only five shots on target in four games, the fewest of any side.

"We can't give him any space either, so it is going to take a collective effort".

Though the original ad technically came out before the World Cup and Neymar Challenge began, KFC proved they know to answer when opportunity knocks.

"I think his decision of assisting that ball to someone who is in a better position speaks volumes of his maturity and his understanding of why we are here - to be a team, to help each other, to try to win games".

"If we play well against Brazil, we can attract even more supporters".

"I don't think it will be a game with many secrets".

"The pain is very great because we knew we could get there, we knew we had the conditions to go further, to make history, but it was not this time".

"But we've been working so hard to get ourselves to this occasion".

"It is a big occasion, you can not hide it, if you try and hide it you are a little bit of a stupid person", the Spanish coach said.

Finally, it was the turn of the Brazilians, unpicked early by the counter-attacking of Belgium's richly talented side and unable to quite clamber back into the contest. "[But] I think offensively that we are really strong".

Remarkably, all three of the soccer superpowers, who have won 11 World Cups between them, bowed out of the tournament at the Kazan Arena. "He demands a lot of me because he knows I have the potential to do big things".

Information from Reuters was used in this report.

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