Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian media on Wednesday urged their World Cup favorites to pull their socks up after a goalless draw with Mexico held up passage to the second phase. (Match Highlights)
Folha de Sao Paulo did not mince its words with a scathing attack. "Brazil played badly. It's their worst start since 1978 and sows doubt as to their ability to face the big (teams) at the Cup," the paper lamented.
The same paper added a commentary which described a "horror show" by Luiz Felipe Scolari's men.