Mark Lennihan/Associated Press
By SI Wire
July 17, 2014

Brazilian soccer legend Pele says his country's performance in the World Cup was disastrous and unexplainable, he said in a video posted on

Brazil was routed 7-1 by eventual World Cup champion Germany in the semifinal round and lost 3-0 to the Netherlands in the third-place game.

"Some team doesn't play good, they have a problem and lose the game. But the way we lose the game, it was unexpected. No explanation. To be honest, the team was not well prepared.  It was not organized."

Pele says the country's national team still has time to get back to the top of the world standings because the team is so young and will have time to adjust before the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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Despite Brazil's showing, Pele says he still enjoys the game.

"I used to listen to all the game on the radio, the emotions were more strong than now. Now you see it on TV, it's a different emotion. I still enjoy football, no doubt," he said.

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