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Brazil returns home and Julio César bursts into tears

Brazil returns home after World Cup elimination

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's national team returned home Sunday to a friendly welcome despite its surprise elimination from the World Cup quarterfinals.

The team's chartered plane landed first in Rio de Janeiro, where players, including goalkeeper Julio Cesar and defender Juan, were warmly applauded.

The plane then flew to Sao Paulo for other players to stay there or take connections elsewhere. Coach Dunga flew south to Porto Alegre.

Some fans also gathered at Sao Paulo's airport, but the players could not be seen as they left through side doors.

Brazil was eliminated Friday 2-1 by the Netherlands.

Julio Cesar Bursts Into Tears Again On Arrival In Rio

Poor Julio Cesar, he can't stop blubbing following Brazil's World Cup exit.

The Inter keeper, who was at fault for Holland's equaliser on Friday afternoon, struggled to compose himself in his post match interview following the quarter-final defeat.

Julio Cesar was amongst a host of Brazil squad members to return home in the early hours of Sunday morning and on arrival at Rio airport he was overcome with emotion as the press and fans that turned up gave him a positive welcome.

He said: "I am very excited. I thank the Brazilian fans. It is the result of three-and-a-half years of work. The team rescued the love of the fans for the national team."

After emerging through the throng of press men, the Brazil number one joined his mother in a waiting car and the footage below clearly shows him crying again, simply overwhelmed with emotion.

Felipe Melo meanwhile also returned to Rio but refused to say anything publicly and besides Dunga is undoubtedly the villain of the piece in Brazil.


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