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Brazil did as well as their abilities let them, suggests Zico

Zico played at three World Cups for Brazil
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Former Brazil mifielder Zico claims that the country did their best in getting to the last four of the World Cup, because the talent in the squad was perhaps not of the calibre associated with champions.

The 2014 vintage crashed out after suffering a 7-1 thumping at the hands of Germany in Belo Horizonte and Zico said: "We had no alternatives," regarding Brazil's playing style during the tournament, "They kept the same formation and same team (as at the Confederations Cup)."

"If you look at the starting players in the last year, none of them were key players at their clubs."

"Look at Neymar, the best player in Brazil, but how many times was he on the bench for Barcelona last season? Fred, Marcelo, Hulk all played inconsistently. Even David Luiz and oscar, you can't say they were first choices at Chelsea."


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