Belo Horizonte: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari accepted that luck was on his team's side after they scraped into the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday by beating Chile on penalties.
"If you don't exploit the few opportunities you get, you can go out. We almost paid the price in the 118th minute when the ball hit the bar," said Scolari, whose side triumphed 3-2 in a shoot-out at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte after a 1-1 draw over 90 minutes and extra time.
"We took upon ourselves this mission that we must be champions. If you make a promise you must deliver. This is what the players are doing," Scolari said.