Scolari apologises to fans

July 4, 2004
Luis Felipe Scolari was generous in defeat after his Portugal side fell at the last hurdle to surprise champions Greece in the Euro 2004 final.

Scolari, who coached Brazil to victory in the last World Cup, said Greece should be congratulated for their 1-0 triumph and not condemned for their defensive approach.

'Of course I'm not happy with the result,' said Scolari. 'Greece have a wonderful defence and they generally look to capitalise on their opponents mistakes.

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