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Revenge not on Brazil’s agenda, says Marcelo

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IT’s pastBrazil’s defender Marcelo, who was part of Brazil’s Olympic squad, said that he does remember the loss to Mexico in the final, but added that it is now behind them now.Photo: afp
IT’s pastBrazil’s defender Marcelo, who was part of Brazil’s Olympic squad, said that he does remember the loss to Mexico in the final, but added that it is now behind them now.Photo: afp

Brazil left-back Marcelo says his side will not be seeking revenge when they face Mexico in their second game of the Confederations Cup in Fortaleza on Wednesday.

The last encounter between teams representing the two countries saw Mexico shock the five-time world champions with a 2-1 victory in the final of the men’s football competition at the London Olympics last year.

“The Mexico defeat didn’t stick in my throat. I don’t see this match as a chance for revenge,” said the Real Madrid defender, who was one of three permitted players aged over 23 in Brazil’s Olympic squad.

Brazil enjoyed an ideal start to the Confederations Cup on Saturday and will secure a place in the semi-finals if they overcome Mexico at Estadio Castelao.

Having lost 2-1 to Italy in their opening game at the Maracana on Sunday, Mexico know that they will be eliminated if they lose to Brazil and the Italians avoid defeat against Japan.AFP


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