Lionel Messi, Neymar and Robin van Persie make the headlines, but the World Cup`s real heroes have been goalkeepers like Tim Howard, Guillermo Ochoa and Julio Cesar who throw themselves into the line of fire.
Two hundred million Brazilians missed a heartbeat on Saturday afternoon as their football team moved into the quarter-finals after a nerve stealing 3-2 penalty shootout win over Chile at Estadio Mineirao here. Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar saved Mauricio Pinilla and Alexis Sanchez`s attempts, while Gonzalo Jara`s shot hit the post after the pre quarter-final had been locked at 1-1 after extra time. For Brazil, David Luiz, Marcelo and Neymar were the scorers, while Willian and Hulk missed out
Stuttering Brazil will look to clinch their berth in the last 16 of the World Cup as they host already-eliminated Cameroon in their final Group A match at the National Stadium in the capital Brasilia on Monday.
Brazil`s players must keep playing regularly at club level, even if it is in the "tenth division", and put their country ahead of financial concerns if they want to keep their places in the team for the World Cup, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said on Tuesday.