In the run up to the World Cup, members of the Brazil team were filmed for an intimate fly-on-the-wall documentary that followed the players and coaches for 18 months ahead of the World Cup.

Brasil: Nation Expects looks at how they coped with the huge pressure of being hosts and the burden of carrying the hopes of 200 million people.

In the wake of their their disintegration against Germany, the comments made by the players before the tournament started, assume a slightly surreal quality.

Here are a selection of quotes from some of the players who would play a key role in Brazil’s title challenge. The mood before the tournament could scarcely have been more buoyant.

“Pressure? What pressure. If you feel pressure you should try and find another sport.”