Brazil after seeing them in action last night at Kedai Mamak 42" Plasma TV, for me are "over confident" with all those fancy foot works in the first half. They manage to lead by 1-0 by half time. But the no-nonsense Holland keep focusing on the main issue, the result. And they got what they want, at the end its 2-1 in their favor, Brazil once again packing home with nothing to show.
Dunga the Brazil coach said "There's no doubt we're all down because, even though we knew this would be a very tough game, we weren't expecting this. After the interval we weren't able to play with the same style or level of concentration as we had in the first half. A World Cup match is decided by small details over the course of 90 minutes and unfortunately we fell short of our primary objective, the title. But the most important thing was to revive the spirit of the national team and if anybody were to go into the dressing room now and see the players' faces they'd realise we've done that."
Robinho one of the better performer last night said in frustration, "I can't explain it. We were excellent in the first half but conceded two silly goals in the second and got knocked out. Anyone who saw the first half would have thought we'd end up thrashing them but we ended up conceding twice. Everyone's gutted and we know we could have done better. Football's a great source of joy but today, unfortunately, the people of Brazil are sad."
very sad indeed but they stand tall in the eyes of the world.
Ghana missed the best chance in the world to be in the semi final. They play a very attractive and competitive game with the last minute penalty awarded to them in extra time to settle the score. But they missed the boat.
Milovan Rajevac the coach of Ghana has hailed his players after their dramatic defeat by Uruguay on penalties in their 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ quarter-final.
With the scores at 1-1 in the last moments of extra time, Dominic Adiyiah's header was stopped on the goal-line by the hand of La Celeste forward Luiz Suarez, who was consequently sent off. However, Asamoah Gyan missed the resulting spot-kick before the Black Stars lost 4-2 in the shoot-out.
"I'm very proud. We managed to achieve a great result and the whole of Africa supported us. We didn't deserve to lose in such a way and it's difficult to talk about it at the moment. We had bad luck that's all I can say."
So that is it. Dreams over for Brazil & Ghana.