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Brazil coach Parreira takes the blame
July 02, 2006 03:56 IST
"I would like to thank the players. I didn't do my job because my job here was to get to the final," he said after France's 1-0 win over the holders.
"In Brazil when the national team loses the coach is to blame so I believe we will follow this script once again."
"We never prepared for this moment. This is a very difficult moment for all of us," he added.
"We were beaten by a very strong team who played an impeccable match," he said.
"There should have been at least one South American team in the semi-finals, it's a shame for world football," he added.