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Scolari: I Don’t Like The Mexico Keeper

Brazil coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, has praised Mexico goalkeeper, Guillermo Ochoa, for his ‘marvelous job’ in keeping a clean sheet against the Selecao.

Brazil had a couple a good chances but they had to be satisfied with goalless draw, which means both Mexico and the World Cup hosts will go with four points into their last group match on Monday.

"I did not like their goalkeeper. He was really spectacular, he did a great job, he was calm and confident on the pitch - he was the man of the match," Scolari said after game.

"(We need to score) goals against Cameroon. We don't know what the final score of Croatia-Cameroon (on Wednesday) will be so we don't know whether we will be going on to the next phase or not. Goals - that is what we lacked today.

"We had chances but they had a very good goalkeeper who did a marvellous job. Mexico also shot very well from outside the penalty box, so they had a very good day, so that is why we could not win.

"A 0-0 is never a good result but it does reflect how close this match was.

"It was not a good outcome because a win would have given us the classification but we must respect our adversary, who played really well.

"Both teams tried to score quality goals. There was a lot of physical effort that was evenly matched."

Scolari also explained why Hulk was sitting on the bench and insisted he trusts all his players to do the job for Brazil.

"Hulk could have played today but he decided to stay on the bench, so we started with Ramires. But if he believes he can play in the next match we will put him back on the pitch," he added.

"This is my team. I may replace some of them against Cameroon, I may begin the match with a different line-up. It is not a matter of trusting or not trusting my players. I trust them all."

Brazil will face Cameroon in their last Group A match on Monday.

Do you agree with Scolari that Ochoa was the game’s Man of the Match? Have your say in the comment section below.

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