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Brazilian players upset by jeers in friendly

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SAO PAULO — Brazil players have criticized their own fans for the booing and jeering by supporters during a lackluster 1-0 win over South Africa in a friendly.

The loud booing by more than 50,000 fans at the Morumbi stadium could be heard for most of Friday's match, targeting both the players and coach Mano Menezes. Brazil right back Daniel Alves said that "when you are playing at home you would expect to have the support from the fans, but that's not what happened, unfortunately."

Players acknowledged the team didn't play the beautiful football its fans were hoping for. But they said that supporters needed to get behind Brazil ahead of the World Cup at home in 2014.

Alves said that "if we had the fans behind us, everything would have been easier."