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    导出博客文章SAO PAULO - Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar said Tuesday he arrives for the World Cup at home a lot more prepared than he was four years ago, when his mistake played a part in the teams elimination in South Africa. Denarius Moore College Jersey . Cesar said the difficulties he went through after the 2010 World Cup helped him become "a better professional" and made him "more focused" on his career. He admitted that he took things for granted before the World Cup in South Africa, when he arrived considered the worlds top goalkeeper. The 34-year-old Cesar said he joined Toronto FC because it was the only team that wanted him, but said his preparations were not affected by playing in a less-traditional league. He called his time with Toronto "excellent" and said he is "100 per cent" ready. "I arrive a lot more prepared than I was four years ago," Cesar said at Brazils training centre in Teresopolis, outside Rio de Janeiro. "During bad times you have to try to find some positive things, and I did. It wasnt only the elimination against the Netherlands, I also had to deal with problems at Inter Milan and then at Queens Park Rangers. I needed to find a lot of strength to come back." Cesar failed to clear a cross during Brazils quarterfinal against the Netherlands in 2010. That led to the equalizer for the Dutch, which eventually went on to beat the South Americans 2-1. Cesar said he thought about quitting football at the time, and things only got worse after he faced problems both at Inter Milan and then at Queens Park Rangers, where he was sidelined and played sparingly. "I became a better professional after the 2010 World Cup," he said. "When things are going your way, you end up relaxing a little bit more. I was very confident in 2010 because of everything that had happened until then, and I think that too much confidence can hurt. Now I can say that from personal experience." Although Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named Cesar the World Cup starter long time ago, many still consider the goalkeeper the weakest link in Brazils squad, especially because of his lack of play in recent months. "I dont think there is pressure," he said. "I know many people are questioning me and why I was selected, but the coaches have the confidence in my game and I know that I can add a lot to this group." Cesar conceded nine goals in seven matches with Toronto in the run-up to the World Cup, but said he was able to take advantage of the time he spent in Major League Soccer. "My preparations were excellent, I feel Im 100 per cent ready for the World Cup," Cesar said. "Toronto was the only team that opened its doors for me. I talked to several clubs, including in Brazil, and the negotiations were not successful, many times because of the salaries here. But I knew I had to be playing so I could arrive well psychologically, it would have been hard if I hadnt been playing anywhere." ___ Follow Tales Azzoni at http://twitter.com/tazzoni Wholesale Tennessee Jerseys . Or maybe he already did. Clark hit his first homer, Wily Peralta pitched into the seventh inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 4-1 Wednesday night. Authentic Tennessee Jerseys . Neither striker Demba Ba nor Fernando Torres came close to scoring as Chelsea was left unsuccessfully appealing for penalties in this drab penultimate game of the season. "Our strikers are good strikers, no doubt about that, but players with some specific qualities," Mourinho said.Winnipeg Jets 3 Nashville Predators 1 (Jets 30-26-6, Road 15-15 2) – Jets are now 11-3-1 and 6-2-1 on the road under Paul Maurice. The win gives the Jets 66 points, same as Dallas and Vancouver. All three teams tied for the final playoff spot in the west. Phoenix is one point back, Nashville now four back of the Jets. Ondrej Pavelec and the penalty kill were the stories of this game. Pavelec stopping 39 of 40 shots making great save after great save, as the Jets were outshot 40-20. The PK went six for six and is on a 24 for 24 run over the past five road games, and continues to lead the NHL in road percentage. Three first-period power plays had the Predators outshooting the Jets 14-8, but the period was scoreless. Jets did not record their first shot on goal until the 9:41 mark of the period. Jets were outshot 15-8 in the second but left the ice with a 2-0 lead. Olli Jokinen came off the bench on a line change, got in behind the Nashville defence and beat Carter Hutton high glove for his 14th of the year. It was the first time this season Jokinen has scored the first goal of a game. Jacob Trouba and Evander Kane drew assists. Late in the period Micheal Frolik found Zach Bogosian open and his shot was tipped in by Andrew Ladd to give the Jets a 2-0 lead. It was Ladds 15th of the year. Nashville kept pressing in the third and at 9:11 Simon Moser scored his first NHL goal on a deflection to make it a one-goal game.  Predators could not get a second by Pavelec and at 16:08 Devin Setoguchi restored the two-goal lead with his 11th of the year. MMark Stuart, who had another very strong game, started the play with Blake Wheeler driving wide and taking it to the Nashville goal, and after his was stopped by Hutton, Setoguchi tapped home the rebound. Throwback Tennessee Jerseys. Shots in the third were 11-4 Nashville. Coach Maurice has talked about some line juggling and mid game moved Kane onto the Jokinen line with Dustin Byfuglien, with Setoguchi going to the Mark Sheifele line with Wheeler. Jets also lost James Wright with a lower body injury in the second. Jets now play six of seven and eight of ten at home, before finishing with 7 of 10 on the road. Three home games this week, Islanders Tuesday (TSN Jets, TSN 1290), Los Angeles Thursday and Ottawa Saturday afternoon. "We were fine at the start of the game," stated Coach Maurice in his post-game media session. "They build a lot of momentum off their first power play. I didnt like our second period." As for taking six minors and 14 in the last two road games, "Well take a look at the ones we have to avoid taking. Our penalty kill has been very good." On his goaltender, "Pavelec made some great saves and we were good at cleaning up. But he was our best player." Pavelec is now 4-0 this season in games where he faces 40 or more shots. In total the Predators directed 75 shots at the Jets net, with the Jets blocking 20, and another 15 missing the net. Trouba again led the Jets in ice time at 25:06, Bryan Little was again their best face-off man at 63 per cent, winning 12 of 19. 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