Brazil international midfielder Felipe Melo blames the vuvuzela for his own goal in Brazil’s World Cup quarterfinal defeat to Holland.
Juventus midfielder Melo had a disastrous game, not only putting the ball through his own net, but also getting sent off.
Melo said: “I will not be a scapegoat in any way: it’s seems that everything I have done has been negative.
“We are forgetting the good things like the assist I gave to Robinho and the good performances in the other games.
“I know that I share part of the blame for the defeat against Holland, but I know that I gave my best.”
When asked about the own goal, he said: “Julio Cesar called for the ball, but with the vuvuzelas it was difficult to hear.
“Now my only objective is that of returning to Juventus and doing a good job.”