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Silva says Brazil missed golden chance

16/07/2010 06:07:14 PM Comments (0)

Brazil's president says the national team should have easily won the World Cup in South Africa.

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says he still hasn't recovered from Brazil's 2-1 loss to the Netherlands in the quarter-finals, saying it was "the easiest World Cup for Brazil to win".

An avid football fan, he told a local radio station on Thursday it was the tournament with the "weakest" teams and that Brazil had an easy path to earn their sixth title.

The president says he will "accept" the defeat in 2010 if it means Brazil has a better chance to win the competition at home four years from now.

He says "we can't repeat" what happened in 1950, when Brazil lost the final to Uruguay at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

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