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Netherlands wears black hat into World Cup semifinal vs. Argentina
washingtonpost.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Rick Maese

Posted on 07/08/2014 11:19:42 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

The fun-loving, fleet-footed team in orange has formally donned the black hat.

One of its top players falls down more than a Hollywood stunt man with vertigo. Its coach acts as though he’s the smartest man in every room (and he very well might be). And the Netherlands has already ousted two plucky underdogs — fan favorites Mexico and Costa Rica — from the tournament.

No, the Dutch team might not win many popularity contests at this World Cup, but the Oranje might finally have the squad capable of winning the sport’s biggest title.

“We have to be a bit lucky,” Netherlands Coach Louis van Gaal said Tuesday. “The coin has to face your way, as we say in Dutch.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: fifa; worldcup2014

1 posted on 07/08/2014 11:19:43 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Argentina has a formidable presence. But this will be an exciting game. Don’t count the Dutch out today. They have a chance to make history.

This is the one that will decide which of these two teams faces off Germany in the World Cup Final on Sunday.


2 posted on 07/08/2014 11:23:52 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: dfwgator; kevkrom; 1rudeboy; BeadCounter; C19fan; corkoman; cartan; St_Thomas_Aquinas; ...
I mistakenly celebrated the Brazilian goal for a moment...

Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, and Brazil’s Day Goes Dark
... The final score was Germany 7, Brazil 1. It felt like Germany 70, Brazil 1. By the end, the Germans were barely celebrating their goals anymore, and the Brazilians, starting with their coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, could manage little more than blank stares. In the stands, the Brazilian fans — the ones who stayed around, at least — passed the time by cycling through obscene chants about each player, as well as the Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff.

3 posted on 07/08/2014 11:30:17 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Brazil cracked up, says Germany's Joachim Low
"We were extremely cool and realised they were cracking up, and we took advantage of that."

Scolari Apologizes for Brazil's World Cup Failure
"I have to apologize for the negative result, for not being able to reach the final as we all wanted," Scolari said, speaking calmly after the humiliating 7-1 loss.

4 posted on 07/08/2014 11:39:21 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
insists he will not resign
5 posted on 07/08/2014 11:42:18 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Glad you’re enjoying...


6 posted on 07/08/2014 11:43:33 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
four goals in six minutes
7 posted on 07/08/2014 11:44:13 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’m thrilled the home team Brazil got beat. not only beat, but schooled. I hope Germany goes all the way.


8 posted on 07/08/2014 11:46:16 PM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (`)
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To: Irenic
Danke!
9 posted on 07/08/2014 11:47:46 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: goldstategop
I would really like to see Holland get into the final.

Hopefully they'll find the net, instead of repeatedly finding the goal post and cross bar, like they did against Costa Rica.

10 posted on 07/08/2014 11:53:57 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Klose Sets Record That Compounds Brazil's Defeat
Miroslav Klose found perhaps the only way to make matters worse for Brazil.

On a night when Germany routed the host nation 7-1 in the World Cup semifinals, Klose also became the tournament's all-time record scorer — surpassing Brazil great Ronaldo.

11 posted on 07/08/2014 11:57:51 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Being of Dutch heritage, I guess I will root for them. Although they are socialist turds.


12 posted on 07/08/2014 11:58:54 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Klose is also the only player to have appeared in 4 Semi-Finals.


13 posted on 07/09/2014 12:02:10 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
How could Brazil coach Scolari get it so wrong vs. Germany?

Germany scours university data for tips to beat Brazil

14 posted on 07/09/2014 12:07:09 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Even without Di Maria I still like Argentina. van Persie is battling some kind of stomach sickness.

Vamos La Argentina!


15 posted on 07/09/2014 12:14:09 AM PDT by Reaganez
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Germany's 7-1 semifinal defeat of Brazil in the World Cup broke a lot of hearts in the host country and a lot of tournament records as well.

Here are seven amazing facts about the game:

16 posted on 07/09/2014 12:17:35 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
World Cup Angel of Doom Mick Jagger attends Brazil-Germany match, Brazil lose 7-1
Brazilians begged Mick Jagger not to support their team at this World Cup.
17 posted on 07/09/2014 12:26:47 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
some good news for what will likely be a devastated, demoralized and angry nation
18 posted on 07/09/2014 12:30:14 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The BBC had to make the Germany score clear just in case anyone didn't believe it.
19 posted on 07/09/2014 12:34:20 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Meet soccer’s most expensive loser… Brazil’s David Luiz
It was the saddest day in Brazil’s proud footballing history and one man — its captain David Luiz, no less — was absolutely appalling.

Germany’s 7-1 thrashing of the 2014 World Cup host marked Brazil’s first loss in a competitive match on home soil since 1975, and its greatest footballing embarrassment.

Luiz, the world’s most expensive defender on the back of his record $91 million transfer from Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain, was at fault in at least six of Germany’s seven goals.

20 posted on 07/09/2014 12:38:45 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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"The disgrace of all disgraces": Brazil's press savage Scolari's men after World Cup capitulation

“The disgrace of all disgraces”
“Massacred tactically and technically, Brazil suffer the worst defeat of all time.”
“The biggest shame in history,”
“A historic humiliation,”
“Mineiraço,” [Mineiraço]

21 posted on 07/09/2014 12:52:56 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Match Highlights
Brazil 1:7 Germany

Photos

Brazil 1-7 Germany: Best pictures as Brazil sink to World Cup semi-final humiliation against Germany

Twitter / Search - World Cup lang:en

22 posted on 07/09/2014 1:01:34 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
New Twitter Record
23 posted on 07/09/2014 1:04:33 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Australians flee Copacabana as gunshots fired after Brazil loss

Riot police move in amid violent scenes on Copacabana beach as Brazil humiliated 7-1 by Germany

24 posted on 07/09/2014 1:15:39 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Game That Shocked the World Leads to Joyous Disbelief in Germany
BERLIN — Fireworks boomed across the city, and fans in the German capital took up the refrain chanted by the German supporters in Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte, Brazil: “What a day! So beautifully wonderful is today!” Their national team had stunned the world, including Germany itself, with a 7-1 trouncing of Brazil to reach its eighth World Cup final.
25 posted on 07/09/2014 1:20:06 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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26 posted on 07/09/2014 1:45:42 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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http://i.minus.com/ivJ8tc3PAVLs7.gif


27 posted on 07/09/2014 1:54:50 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
▶ Germany Reacts to Brazil Semifinal - YouTube
28 posted on 07/09/2014 1:59:21 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Germany vs. Brazil - How It Ends - YouTube
29 posted on 07/09/2014 2:02:16 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Decades from now, football fans across the world will be able to tell you where they were the night Germany beat Brazil 7-1. This was a result and a match so stunning, so extraordinary, that even the FIFA World Cup™ - with its rich and varied history - has never seen its like before. It also yielded a dizzying array of statistics and, here, FIFA.com rounds up some of those standout numbers...
30 posted on 07/09/2014 2:08:05 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Brazils World Cup exit: Worse than 1950 trauma?
... Brazil suffered the worst defeat in its 100-year footballing history, falling 7-1 to Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte -- now the infamous "Mineirazo."

"It looked like a game between adults and children," wrote the prominent sports analyst Juca Kfouri on his blog. "Brazilian football has never experienced such humiliation."

31 posted on 07/09/2014 2:15:27 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
“We’ll get the sixth title in Russia. Congratulations to Germany,” Pele
32 posted on 07/09/2014 2:19:16 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Germany didn’t let off the gas when they got the big lead

Mannschaft remember the qualifying match vs Sweden....GER up 4-0, and SWE rallied to draw


33 posted on 07/09/2014 2:32:09 AM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Haley Barbour rather work for drug cartels than Americans)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
José Mourinho: Don’t blame David Luiz for Brazil’s 7-1 thrashing
“Did David make mistakes? Yes, he made, but Dante made mistakes, Marcelo made mistakes, Fernandinho made mistakes, the team as a team made mistakes. So I don’t think it’s fair.

“I think everyone who is in my situation, everyone who is a player, everyone who is a coach, everyone who is not involved in the World Cup but could be in that position, I think all of us, we are feeling really, really sorry for them because it is a historical moment, a moment that will remain forever the same way.”


34 posted on 07/09/2014 2:37:57 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/fivelive/5lfd/5lfd_20140709-0028a.mp3


35 posted on 07/09/2014 2:58:14 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Brazil played like they didn’t want to be there after the first goal. Muller was left wide open on the left side of the net on a corner for that first goal, and from there is what downhill. Germany’s a great team, but Brazil seemed to not have a plan, and just melted after they went down 1-0. I thought Germany would win, but this was a shock.

I was in Brazil for just one World Cup game, and found the Brazilian people very gracious and nice. I feel bad for them that it ended in this fashion. Better had they lost 2-0, or in OT etc. However, it’s a sport, and anything can happen. I’m sure Germany has had teams that could have won the Cup, but didn’t in the past.


36 posted on 07/09/2014 4:06:30 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Reaganez

Is that one of the midfielders?


37 posted on 07/09/2014 4:07:15 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: vpintheak
Not the ones who immigrated to the U.S.A. They were mostly Huguenots, including one of my ancestral lines.
38 posted on 07/09/2014 5:08:41 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Brazil looked like the Faeroe Islands out there in that six minutes.


39 posted on 07/09/2014 5:50:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Will Brazil Show up for the Third Place game? Or will they fold like the US Hockey team in the recent Winter Olympics?


40 posted on 07/09/2014 5:52:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vigilanteman

Yep. Same here.


41 posted on 07/09/2014 8:04:44 AM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

7 :1 ,now there is a satisfying result.

Tonight, the big one....HOLLAND v Argentina.
No bias or anything,,,,, Gaan Netherlands ! *Whistling*
:)


42 posted on 07/09/2014 9:10:18 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The fan feedback images & vids are hilarious and much better than the “action” photos from the match itself…


43 posted on 07/09/2014 10:22:47 AM PDT by mikrofon (W/C Bump)
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To: mikrofon
Sad
44 posted on 07/09/2014 11:35:50 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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Merkel will travel to the World Cup

45 posted on 07/09/2014 11:53:01 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/mp-calls-for-uk-football-team-after-englands-world-cup-failure.1404898214


46 posted on 07/09/2014 12:03:03 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: dfwgator

Sorry the Dutch came up short. They were cutting it a little too close, shoot out with Costa Rica too. Teams in added extra time should do every measure to try to get the score to avoid the shootout.


47 posted on 07/09/2014 7:08:55 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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