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Thiago Silva concedes Brazil ‘tousled’ in World Cup exit

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Brazil centre-back Thiago Silva has admitted that Brazil panicked within the face of stress from Croatia as they fell to defeat within the World Cup quarter-final.

The Selecao had been among the many pre-tournament favourites however struggled towards Croatia’s iconic midfield and, after a 1-1 draw throughout 120 minutes, slumped to a shock loss in a penalty shoot-out.

Brazil thought that they had received it due to Neymar’s wonderful effort late in additional time, however Bruno Petkovic fired again with Croatia’s first shot on the right track with just some minutes to go to flip the sport on its head.

“In soccer, we’re topic to conceding a purpose, whatever the opponent on the opposite aspect,” Silva mirrored after the sport. “Croatia is a top quality workforce. All of the sudden we could possibly be slightly higher targeted. We’re not used to taking that sort of counterattack. I believe we tousled a bit.

“Within the second ball that we misplaced, we gave the counter assault, which was all they needed at that second, along with the aerial ball. And the purpose did not even come from the highest, it went by way of the bottom. It is tough. However regardless of the unhappiness, life wants to maneuver on. I am very pleased with the boys, of what we have performed, however sadly it is a part of soccer.”

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For 38-year-old Silva, the possibility to raise the World Cup trophy seems to have gone for good.

“Sadly as a participant, I’m not going to get to raise this trophy,” he instructed beIN Sports activities. “Who is aware of if sooner or later I’ll get the possibility in one other position.”

Silva has racked up 113 caps for his nation since his debut in 2008. The long-lasting centre-back has performed at 4 World Cups however has needed to accept glory within the Copa America and Confederations Cup as a substitute.

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