Oscar: Brazil out for revenge in World Cup

2014-06-17 11:37

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Oscar says he is still haunted by Brazil’s 2012 Olympics final defeat to Mexico, but hopes to make amends when the sides clash in the World Cup today.

The 22-year-old was part of the Samba Kings squad that stumbled to a 2-1 defeat at the London Games’ climax two years ago, although they were able to exact some revenge after securing a 2-0 win over the Mexicans in the group stages of last year’s Confederations Cup.

The two sides will now lock horns once again, this time in Group A at Brazil 2014, and Chelsea playmaker Oscar is hoping to finally put to bed the ghosts of their previous shortcoming.

“Of course I was very sad after the Olympic defeat,” said Oscar, who scored Brazil’s third in the 3-1 opening-day win over Croatia last week.

“It is a medal that Brazil have never won and we lost the final. Mexico are a very good team. It will certainly be as difficult as last year.

“But in the World Cup there is an extra desire to win and I hope we can do so again this time.

“Mexico are a very different side to Croatia. They play the ball out from the back well and are very good on the counterattack.”

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