David Luiz Breaks Down in Tears After Brazil's 7-1 World Cup Humiliation

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJuly 8, 2014

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Brazil's 7-1 defeat in the World Cup semi-final stunned the world and left the host nation in a state of shock—and nowhere did that show more clearly than in the face of captain David Luiz.  

Luiz was consoled after the game by regular skipper Thiago Silva, who was serving a suspension.

The loss hits Thiago Silva & David Luiz https://t.co/G8Pj2NI9z6 #BRA

— TheSportMatrix (@_TheSportMatrix) July 8, 2014

But the tears continued to flow for Luiz, who struggled to compose himself by the time he was called upon to do a pitch-side interview.

Speaking later in the press conference, Luiz, now of Paris Saint-Germain, apologised to the nation. 

David Luiz says sorry to a nation. #bra pic.twitter.com/IHECnxSLiO

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) July 8, 2014

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