FIFA World Cup: Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari Lauds Brazil Despite Draw vs Mexico

Luiz Felipe Scolari said that he felt Brazil played better in their goal-less draw against Mexico than the hosts did in their winning match against Croatia in the FIFA World Cup opener.

updated: June 18, 2014 13:49 IST
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Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari (L) hugs Mexico's coach Miguel Herrera at the end of a Group A football match between Brazil and Mexico in the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza.


Fortaleza, Brazil: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said that the World Cup hosts had reason to be satisfied with their performance despite being held to a 0-0 Group A draw by Mexico in Fortaleza on Tuesday. (Match report)

The Selecao struggled to break down the Mexican backline at the Castelao Stadium, and when they did they came undone against inspired goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who made three stunning saves, two to deny Neymar and one from a late Thiago Silva header. (Mexico hails heroic Ochoa)

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