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Roy Keane likens Brazil’s World Cup goal celebrations to watching ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

Cape Town – The combustible Roy Keane has roundly condemned Brazil’s choreographed goal celebrations during Monday night’s World Cup last-16 clash against South Korea in Qatar.

The Irish-born Manchester United legend felt the five-time World Cup champs Brazilians were taking the mickey with their repeated celebrations during their 4-1 demolition of South Korea. The former Red Devils skipper was airing his views as a TV pundit.

‘Keano’ as he was known in his heyday, said the dancing goal celebrations reminded him of ‘Strictly’, the British dance contest show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. He added the repeated celebrations were a sign of disrespect towards the opponents although Brazil impressed him greatly.

“I’ve never seen so much dancing,” said Keane. “It’s like watching Strictly. I can’t believe what I’m watching. Brazil are fantastic but South Korea? My goodness. Obviously brilliant, brilliant by Brazil.

“I don’t like this. People say it’s their (Brazilian) culture. But I think that’s really disrespecting the opposition. It’s four goals, and they are doing it every time.”

Brazils’ goals were scored by Vinicius jnr, Neymar, Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta. Keane felt it was fine for the Brazilians to pull off the dance move once in a match.

“I don’t mind so much the first jig,” said Keane. “It’s the one after that … I’m not happy about it. I don’t think it’s good at all.

“‘Fantastic finish by Vinicius, great start to the game.

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“What makes a great team is what you do out of possession.

“Brazil have got the talent, and we’ve seen it tonight. It was a joy to watch it live.

“I love the fact South Korea couldn’t get a second wind but Brazil, their two centre-halves connecting.“

Another TV pundit, the legendary Liverpool and Scotland midfielder Graeme Souness, was left seething and calling the goal celebrations a “shambles”. However, he felt Brazil could easily have scored more than four goals.

‘It’s only a matter of time before someone goes right through one of these Brazilians,” the Scot said about the dancing.

“Brazil had great skills and great goals but it’s just been way too easy, it could have been seven or eight goals.”

Brazil’s next match will be on Friday when they play Croatia in the quarter-finals.