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World Cup quote hanger: 'I can't find words to explain five goals'

Last updated on: June 14, 2014 15:51 IST

World Cup quote hanger: 'I can't find words to explain five goals'

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"I can't find words to explain five goals," Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said.

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"At this point it's not time to point fingers of blame. We are all to blame," he added.

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque refused to single out any of his stunned players for blame after the holders crashed to a shocking 5-1 reverse to Netherlands in their World Cup Group B opener on Friday.

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Image: Head coach Vicente del Bosque of Spain speaks to his players on the bench
Photographs: Ian Walton/Getty Images

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'Best goal of my career'

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"Best goal of my career," he told reporters with a broad smile.

"It was a brilliant goal, even I have to say that. It was a bit of a gamble but I had spotted Casillas off his line before the cross came in."

A likely standout goal of the tournament, even Robin Van Persie struggled to assume a modest demeanour after the game.

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Image: Robin van Persie of the Netherlands acknowledges the fans
Photographs: Ian Walton/Getty Images

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'They sell their homes and their cars and their grandmother's old clothes to come to Brazil'

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"Our fans our extraordinary," Miguel Herrera said. "They sell their homes and their cars and their grandmother's old clothes to come to Brazil. They made us feel like locals and it seemed as if were playing in Azteca stadium in Mexico."

Former national team player Herrera also said the tens of thousands of fans who roared their support throughout the game despite the rain would provide a big boost to El Tri throughout the finals.

Shrugging off two contentious off-side calls in the first half, a tenacious Mexico rode on Oribe Peralta's solitary second half strike to beat Cameroon 1-0 in a Group A World Cup at Estadio das Dunas in Natal. 

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Image: Mexican soccer team fans react to their team winning the match against Cameroon
Photographs: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

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'People make mistakes'

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"No we are not thinking of the referee," Herrera said. "We are thinking of what we have to do. People make mistakes.

Mexico are ready to take on five-time champions and tournament hosts Brazil after overcoming two controversially disallowed 'goals' to beat Cameroon in their World Cup opener, coach said on Friday.

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Image: Head coach Miguel Herrera of Mexico reacts
Photographs: Julian Finney/Getty Images

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'The good thing is that we believe in our football, we believe in our structure'

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"The good thing is that we believe in our football, we believe in our structure," said Tim Cahill, who scored his 33rd goal for Australia.

"Last week they were questioning whether we could create chances – we did create quite a lot."

Australia forward Tim Cahill says they can draw positives from their opening 3-1 loss to Chile at the World Cup on Friday but along with coach Ange Postecoglou he regrets showing them too much respect early on.


Image: Tim Cahill, left, and Mark Milligan of Australia embrace after being defeated by Chile
Photographs: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

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