All hail Cesar!


It was?tight and tense but Brazilians rejoiced yesterday when their nervy team edged past Chile to book a place in the World Cup football quarter-finals in a nail-biting penalty shoot-out after the Group of 16 match finished 1-1 following extra time.
Their jubilation followed a shoot-out that kept Brazil’s national obsession of winning the World Cup on home soil from taking a desperately disappointing turn.
And it wasn’t poster boy Neymar, who played the key role this time. It was goalkeeper Julio Cesar (here), the country’s scapegoat from the last World Cup, who saved two penalties in the 3-2 shoot-out victory. (EZS)


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