World Cup: Quotes Of The Day

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"To sack a coach in the middle of the World Cup like that is a joke. It's lamentable. The only reason they did it was to show strength and draw attention to themselves." Mario Zagallo, Brazil coach, on Carlos Alberto Parreira's sacking as coach of Saudi Arabia

"This is not the way to build a team to be very successful." Carlos Alberto Parreira

"Somebody had to take responsibility. It ends right here, right now for him." Chun Han-jin, South Korea football association, on the sacking of coach Cha Bum-kun

"I did nothing to the player. I never even touched him. He just fell over. This is the worst thing that has ever happened to me in my life." South Africa's Alfred Phiri, banned for three games after harsh dismissal against Denmark last week

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