The Selecao captain appeal to all Brazilian fans to support them in the small final of the World Cup, which they will play on Saturday against the Netherlands.
Disaster from the semi-final against Germany, which they lost 7-1, will be hard to forget by Brazilian fans. In that game Felipe Scolari’s team has looked like a total confused team, as evidenced by the proportions of the score, but the lack of reaction of Brazilian footballers, having conceded four goals in just six minutes.
True, they have not had on the field Neymar and captain Thiago Silva, but either way, their presence could not change things too much, as recognized also Felipe Scolari.
However, Brazil still has a chance to wash the shame from the World Cup against Holland. And captain Thiago Silva asked fans to forget what happened, and be with them in this difficult period.
“It’s almost impossible to explain what happened [against Germany],” Silva told the Brazilian Football Confederation’s website.
“The team was not the Brazil squad that usually presents itself.”
“The pain from this defeat is too big. It is during this bad time that we need the strength of the fans even more,” he added.
“I guarantee that we will play Saturday’s game like it was the final of the World Cup.”
After serving his suspension following accumulation of yellow cards, the Brazilian defender will be back on the field in the match against the Netherlands, which will be held Saturday at 22:00 CET. You may also be interested in FIFA Under-17 World Cup: US team arrives in Delhi – The Hindu.