Sport
Tearful Brazil skipper Luiz apologises for defeatPublish Date: Jul 09, 2014
newvision
  • mail
  • img

BELO HORIZONTE - Heartbroken Brazil captain David Luiz apologised to the nation on Tuesday after suffering a record 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany.

"Apologies to everybody, apologies to all the Brazilian people," said a tearful Luiz after the mauling in Belo Horizonte.

"I just wanted to see my people smile. We all know how important it was for me to see all of Brazil be happy, at least because of football.

"They were better than us. They prepared better. They played better.

"It's a very sad day but it's also a day from which to learn."

The 7-1 drubbing was the worst defeat ever suffered by Brazil in their 100-year history.


Also related to this story


Germany thrash Brazil 7-1 to reach final

 

AFP

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Rhinos plot big win against Mongers in quarters
Easy Money Rhinos take on Sadolin Mongers on Saturday in a fixture that is expected to be a bruising one than the highly billed fixture of Pirates and Heathens in the quarterfinal of the Nile Special Uganda Cup....
Museveni rewards Cheptegei with a car
President Yower Museveni has rewarded Joshua Cheptegei with a car for winning a gold medal for Uganda at the World Junior championships on July 23, 2014....
Glasgow 2014: Kylie Minogue to perform at closing ceremony
Organisers of the Glasgow Games have promised to give the world a closing ceremony that it will live to remember....
Sierra Leone cyclist tested for Ebola at Commonwealth Games
Sierra Leone cyclist Moses Sesay was quarantined and tested for Ebola at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, before being given the all-clear....
Confident Nanyondo cruises to final
Winnie Nanyondo kept her Commonwealth Games medal dream alive, after easing through heat two and finishing among the direct three qualifiers to Friday’s final....
Massa out of Cranes fixture against Mauritania
Cranes will negotiate their second leg Nations Cup preliminary qualifier against Mauritania on Sunday without lead striker Geoffrey Massa and most likely first choice goalkeeper Denis Onyango....
Is Uganda prepared to effectively tackle an Ebola Outbreak?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter