Mexico stun Brazil to win Olympic football gold

Mexico stun Brazil to win Olympic football gold

Cebu : Philippines | Aug 12, 2012 at 2:18 AM PDT
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Mano Menezes

Skooter reporting 08/12/12

Brazil coach Mano Menezes faces a battle to clink onto his job after Brazil’s latest attempt to win Olympic gold culminated in shame after an uninspiring 2-1 loss to the “little guys” Mexico at Wembley on Saturday.

Menezes maintains he doesn't deserve to be thrown out after his side's Olympic final defeat against Mexico because they will use the painful memory to win the 2014 World Cup.

After previous defeats in 1984 and 1988, the five-time world champions have now lost in three finals at the Games, but this setback was especially agonizing as Brazil were desperate to secure gold after watching arch-rivals Argentina win the last two Olympic tournaments.

With his critics back home already rumor mongering in recent months that former Selecao boss Luis Felipe Scolari should be hired in time to lead the World Cup build-up, Menezes knows he faces a bumpy trip on his return home. However, Menezes called on Brazil’s football federation chiefs not to be terrified into dismissing him in the hunt for an Olympic scapegoat.


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