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Brazil's Felipe Melo blames vuvuzelas

Sooner or later, the vuvuzela noise will fade into distant memory -- one hopes. But Brazil's Felipe Melo, who is being scapegoated for his team's 2-1 quarterfinal exit to the Netherlands, is getting a last word in.

Melo set up Robinho for Brazil's goal against the Netherlands with a fine pass, but Melo got in keeper Julio Cesar's way for a high ball into the area and nodded it into his own goal for the Dutch equalizer.

“Julio Cesar called for the ball, but with the vuvuzelas it was difficult to hear," said Melo, who was later ejected for stomping on Arjen Robben.

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