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World Cup Quote Hanger: 'It hurts but today we were timid'

June 19, 2014 11:00 IST

World Cup Quote Hanger: 'It hurts but today we were timid'

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"It hurts of course but today we were timid all through the first half," he said.

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"We had a bit more action in second but it wasn't enough to get a result.

"We didn’t have much luck when it came to chances. But we mustn't look for excuses. We were inferior to Netherlands and to Chile and we need to look forwards, nothing else."

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said after Spain lost 2-0 to Chile, their second defeat in Group B which left them unable to reach the knockout phase.

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Image: Head coach Vicente del Bosque of Spain kicks the ball on the sideline
Photographs: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

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'We didn't come for a holiday, we came to fight for the championship'

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"We didn't come for a holiday, we came to fight for the championship."

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, who had a fine match, was unsurprisingly in upbeat mood.

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Image: Arturo Vidal of Chile celebrates after defeating Spain 2-0
Photographs: David Ramos/Getty Images

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'I hit it sweetly'

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"It just felt so right to hit it and I hit it sweetly...This is what it's all about because everyone dreams of playing on this stage and I want to leave a mark for all the kids back in Australia and around the world to be inspired by this today," Cahill said.

Tim Cahill replied immediately, however, by crashing a fantastic 20-metre volley into the roof of the net for what will be a strong contender for goal of the tournament.

The Netherlands won 3-2 in a thrilling World Cup Group B game in Porto Alegre after a brave, hard-charging Socceroos side had threatened to earn a famous victory.

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Image: Tim Cahill of Australia celebrates after scoring
Photographs: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

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'Banks made the save but Brazil won the World Cup'

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"It was an excellent save. I hope what happens is the same as what happened to me, because Banks made the save but Brazil won the World Cup," Pele said.

Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa's save to deny Brazil's Neymar in Tuesday's World Cup match was almost as good as the one Gordon Banks made for England against Pele in 1970 and could be a good omen for Brazil, the great Brazilian said.

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Image: Pele
Photographs: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

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'Neymar is one person, he's not a team'

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"Neymar is one person, he's not a team."

The manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has ‘difficulty setting up the attack,’ Pele said, adding it was not fair to put all the pressure on Neymar to win a World Cup.


Image: Head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari of Brazil reacts as Neymar sits on the field
Photographs: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

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