"Apologies to everybody, apologies to all the Brazilian people," Luiz said after the mauling here.

"I just wanted to see my people smile. We all know how important it was for me to see all of Brazil be happy, at least because of football. They were better than us. They prepared better. They played better,” Luiz added.

"It's a very sad day but it's also a day from which to learn,” the skipper added.

The 7-1 drubbing was the worst defeat ever suffered by Brazil in their 100-year history.

(Agencies)

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