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Casemiro reacts to Brazil’s World Cup exit

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Casemiro has lamented Brazil’s World Cup quarter-final exit in opposition to Croatia, claiming the victory was ‘in our fingers’ earlier than conceding a late extra-time equaliser.

It regarded like Brazil can be heading to the World Cup semi-finals for the primary time since 2014 after Neymar scored in extra-time earlier than Bruno Petkovic equalised within the dying moments to take the match to penalties.

Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic then made two essential saves within the ensuing shootout to interrupt Brazilian hearts and ship his nation to their second successive semi-final.

Talking within the rapid aftermath of the shock defeat, Casemiro stated: “All defeats are painful, particularly when you might have a aim, a dream, you might have a four-year job for that second. But it surely’s exhausting to seek out phrases. Exhausting to seek out moments. It is lifting your head, life goes on.

“We’re unhappy, everybody within the group did their greatest. We get upset, primarily due to the best way it was. It was in our fingers, it escaped there. Exhausting second. Now it is peace of thoughts, life that has to go on.”

Casemiro has been rumoured to be one of many Brazilian gamers considering worldwide retirement, with 39-year-old right-back Dani Alves already asserting his departure from the worldwide set-up. Nevertheless, the Manchester United midfielder refused to substantiate if this World Cup can be his ultimate outing within the yellow of Brazil.

“I am 30, man,” Casemiro protested. “In fact, there are all the time children, however I am 30 years outdated, I am dwelling the very best second of my profession, I am very comfortable on the membership I am at. I missed a possibility, however we have to see.”

Brazil’s exit means there might be no long-awaited assembly between them and lethal rivals Argentina, with La Albiceleste now set to face Croatia within the semi-final subsequent week.

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