Brazil captain David Luiz has apologised for his team's humiliating loss to Germany.
The £50 million Paris Saint-Germain defender, who was leading his side in the absence of the suspended Thiago Silva, said: "Apologies to everybody, apologies to all the Brazilian people, 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. It's a very sad day but it's also a day from which to learn."
The defender has been widely criticised by journalists and fans on Twitter, with his performance being described as "selfish."