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Brazilians blame Portugal for lackluster result

Posted: June 25, 2010 11:43 a.m.
Updated: June 25, 2010 1:04 p.m.

Durban, South Africa (AP) - Brazil is not taking any responsibility for the disappointing 0-0 draw with Portugal, saying the Portuguese's defensive setup kept the much-anticipated match from turning into a spectacle.

The Brazilians say they did their part on Friday, going for the win from the beginning at Moses Mabhida Stadium, while claiming Portugal did all it could to keep the match from opening up.

Brazil striker Luis Fabiano says "it's really boring when we have to play against an opponent with 11 players in the back line, only going for a draw."

Brazil had already secured a second-round berth, but Portugal needed a draw to guarantee its spot in the round of 16

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.


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