luiz felipe scolari

luiz felipe scolari

World Cup 2014: Brazil can cope without Neymar, says Scolari | BREAKING NEWS - 08 JULY 201

12h ago
SOURCE  

Description

World Cup 2014: Brazil can cope without Neymar, says Scolari | BREAKING NEWS - 08 JULY 2014 World Cup 2014: Brazil can cope without Neymar, says Scolari | BREAKING NEWS - 08 JULY 2014 For more Latest and Breaking News Headlines SUBSCRIBE to Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says his side will cope without injured striker Neymar when they face Germany in Tuesday's World Cup semi-final. The 22-year-old has scored four of Brazil's eight goals at the tournament but will play no further part after he suffered a fractured vertebra in the 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia. Scolari said his squad were fully focused on the task at hand. Neymar has done his share. Now it's up to us to do our share, the coach said. We have accepted what has happened and we are focusing on other things. In this match we will be playing not just for ourselves and everything we've ever dreamed of, but also for Neymar and everything he's done for us. Neymar's back was injured in a challenge by Colombia's Juan Zuniga, although Fifa confirmed on Monday that no action would be taken against the defender. Captain Thiago Silva, who is suspended for Tuesday's game, reflected the anger within Brazil's squad at the manner of their talisman's injury when he called Zuniga's tackle a coward's challenge. However, Germany coach Joachim Low reiterated his opinion that the Brazilians were equally robust and has called on Mexican official Marco Antonio Rodriguez to take a tough line in Tuesday's semi-final in Belo Horizonte. I hope the referee, Mr Rodriguez from Mexico, will clamp down on things, Low said. That physical energy in the match against Colombia went beyond the limits in Europe. In Europe, 22 players wouldn't have ended that match. Colombia against Brazil was a real fight with numerous fouls from both sides, not just the one foul against Neymar. You have to protect the players. The atmosphere around the Brazil squad is currently approaching fever pitch as the nation is gripped by the expectation and anticipation of reaching the World Cup final at the Maracana on Sunday. TAGS abc breaking news, bbc, bbc football, bbc iplayer, bbc news, bbc news america, bbc persian, bbc sport, bbc weather, bbc world news, breaking celebrity news, breaking election news, breaking late news, breaking local news, breaking music news, breaking news, breaking news alerts, breaking news canada, breaking news headlines, breaking news in atlanta, breaking news in nigeria, breaking news india, breaking news pensacola florida, breaking news plane crash, breaking news story, breaking sports news, business expensive news home media world, christian world news, cnn, cnn breaking news, cnn money, cnn news, cnn news breaking news, cnn news world, detroit breaking news, global news, headline, headline news, health care technology news, hot latest global news, internet technology news, las vegas breaking news, latest breaking news, latest celebrity news, latest information technology news, latest music news, latest news, latest news headlines, latest news update, latest sports news, live breaking news, local breaking news, local news today, msn breaking news, nbc breaking news, nbc world news, news of the world, news report us world, news today news, news updated daily, solar technology news, sports news today, technology news, the latest news, today news, us news and world, us news and world report, us news and world report magazine, us news and world report web site, us news world report, world news, world news daily, world news headlines