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Brazil a Mix of Mutiny and Mourning After ‘Biggest Shame in History’
The Guardian ^

Posted on 07/09/2014 1:49:44 AM PDT by nickcarraway

The morning after the night before, Brazil will wake up, shake its head and pray it had all been a terrible nightmare.

Left disorientated, punch drunk and confused by the 7-1 annihilation in the Estádio Mineirão it will take time for the full implications to sink in for a country that had so much invested – in all senses of the word – in World Cup success.

The newspapers, broadcasters and websites that had spent the last few days whipping up a sentimental tidal wave of sympathy for Neymar turned on Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men.

David Luiz, the capering heartbeat of this side and its second most popular player after the stricken No10, was now the tear stained villain.

The Mineiraco, as it is already being called in an echo of the deep impact of the 1950 Maracanazo when Uruguay defeated Brazil in the final the last time the tournament was held here, was variously described as “the disgrace of all disgraces” and “a historic humiliation”. Sports paper Lance called it “the biggest shame in history”.

The previous day there had been even bigger tailbacks than usual in São Paulo as Brazilians rushed home to ensure they were in front of a television set. By 5pm, the streets were eerily silent in Brazil’s biggest city. What was to follow was equally unsettling.

The effects will be wide ranging, for a whole host of reasons – political, economic and cultural – in a country where, despite everything, football remains so closely bound up with national identity.

For president, Dilma Rousseff, who found herself the target of obscene chants that had not been heard inside World Cup grounds since the São Paulo opener, the result could have an impact on her re-election prospects in October.

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TOPICS: Local News; Sports
KEYWORDS: brazil; soccer

1 posted on 07/09/2014 1:49:45 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

hahhahahhahhahah....idiotas are having a national day of mourning. I am surprised a few soccer team members were not killed


2 posted on 07/09/2014 1:51:57 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

It’s early. They are still in shock.

Expect some riots with fatalities to come.


3 posted on 07/09/2014 1:56:41 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Reagan conservative: All 3 Pillars)
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To: rbmillerjr

7-1 score adds heaps to the disgrace. Brazil could live more easily with a 2-1 loss

You are right. They are still in a state of shock. Revenge and denial are coming. If I were on this losing Brazil team I would scoop up my family and take a loooong vacation far away.


4 posted on 07/09/2014 2:03:38 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

I agree. I already read somewhere the Goalkeeper was being harassed last night.


5 posted on 07/09/2014 2:07:29 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

David Luiz is a decent person and a good player...it would be awful if Brazilians placed blame on him. They had him going up field everytime Brazil was on attack...and left the defense open

Brazil is still a Third World country...and they are acting like one now


6 posted on 07/09/2014 2:16:59 AM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Haley Barbour rather work for drug cartels than Americans)
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To: nickcarraway

Think there will be a head line somewhere:

Brazil W A X E D


7 posted on 07/09/2014 2:17:03 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage? (Held my nose to vote.)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s just a game.


8 posted on 07/09/2014 2:19:30 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: nickcarraway

Brazil...South America...there’s something about the populations that’s just not quite right.


9 posted on 07/09/2014 2:28:00 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: DisorderOnBorder
They had him going up field everytime Brazil was on attack...and left the defense open

That explains the lopsided score.

10 posted on 07/09/2014 2:33:20 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: DisorderOnBorder

I like Luiz (Chelsea fan sad to see him go) but he was primarily to blame on the first goal. Müller was Luiz’s mark and let himself get picked thus freeing up Müller. Luiz and the rest of team than began to ball watch for the rest of the half.

Brazil came out up tempo in the beginning of the 2nd half, but reverted back to ball watching 10 minutes later.


11 posted on 07/09/2014 2:48:50 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: dennisw
hahhahahhahhahah....idiotas are having a national day of mourning. I am surprised a few soccer team members were not killed

That has happened in other countries. Imagine if the Norks had a team that lost like that. They would all be dead by the next morning.

12 posted on 07/09/2014 2:49:32 AM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Two Imperials, except Nero was a better fiddler and didn't need a pen and a phone)
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To: DisorderOnBorder

Sorry, than =then, jeez review your typing rollo


13 posted on 07/09/2014 2:50:59 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: rbmillerjr

Brazilian illegals have overrun my town; happy to see them get whipped like this.

FWIW, they have to face the shame of the third place game on Saturday...


14 posted on 07/09/2014 2:54:27 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: dennisw

give it time,
At least a few will meet their end as a result of this Brazilian debacle.


15 posted on 07/09/2014 2:58:20 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: nickcarraway
Brazil has no right existing after their defeat in soccer yesterday. There is nothing left for Brazilians to live for and so they shall perish from the earth. But not before several weeks of clothe-rending, self-mutilation and hair-shirt wearing. They should be deeply ashamed - all of them.

Their soccer team failed to win and so their lives have been ruined and cannot be redeemed.


16 posted on 07/09/2014 3:16:46 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: nickcarraway

For cryin’ out loud it’s a stupid game!


17 posted on 07/09/2014 3:20:45 AM PDT by jmacusa
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To: nickcarraway

18 posted on 07/09/2014 3:21:55 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Incoming fire always has the right of way.)
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To: nickcarraway
Other countries had problems also:

After Nigeria was eliminated from the world cup the Nigerian captain personally offered to refund all the expenses of fans that traveled to Brazil.

He said he just needs their bank details and pin numbers to complete the transaction!

What a nice guy!

19 posted on 07/09/2014 3:23:42 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage? (Held my nose to vote.)
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To: nickcarraway

How about them Germans, eh?


20 posted on 07/09/2014 3:32:19 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: kearnyirish2

“FWIW, they have to face the shame of the third place game on Saturday...”

That will be interesting, not.....


21 posted on 07/09/2014 3:32:45 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

Now THAT was funny!

Nice work.


22 posted on 07/09/2014 3:43:19 AM PDT by mn-bush-man
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

LOL!


23 posted on 07/09/2014 3:46:49 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Incoming fire always has the right of way.)
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To: dennisw
They still have to play the loser of the Netherlands / Argentine match.

If it winds up being Argentina verses Brazil blood will flow.

24 posted on 07/09/2014 3:46:50 AM PDT by mware
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To: mware

I think it will be an all Europe final.


25 posted on 07/09/2014 3:49:57 AM PDT by mware
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/jul/09/brazil-mutiny-mourning-germany-world-cup-2014


26 posted on 07/09/2014 3:54:55 AM PDT by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: snoringbear

“That will be interesting, not...”

It will be if they play Argentina...


27 posted on 07/09/2014 4:24:37 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SamAdams76
Their soccer team failed to win and so their lives have been ruined and cannot be redeemed.

That's Cleveland.

28 posted on 07/09/2014 4:28:41 AM PDT by Stentor (Maybe the Goldman Sachs thing is just a coincidence. /S)
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To: nickcarraway

*Scolari will never coach in Brazil again.
*Julio Cesar will never be recalled to Brazil’s National Team ever again
*Probably the only ones who will ever done the Brazilian yellow jersey again will be the ones who were injured (Neymar) and didn’t play (Thiago Silva). Everybody else has played their last game for the Selecao.


29 posted on 07/09/2014 4:52:02 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Ted Grant

And church is just a “ceremony”. South Americans & a lot of Europeans live & die by soccer. Sad but true.


30 posted on 07/09/2014 4:53:23 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

HAAHAAA!


31 posted on 07/09/2014 4:55:19 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?
He said he just needs their bank details and pin numbers to complete the transaction!

Does that mean after he gets their good faith money, then he will pay all of them back? Seems to me, I have heard this before.

:-)

32 posted on 07/09/2014 4:58:55 AM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Two Imperials, except Nero was a better fiddler, and didn't need a pen or a phone)
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To: nickcarraway

Reading the English translation in El Globo, a huge Brazilian daily, news of the massacre reached the beaches of the Copacabana “where a huge mass robbery was taking place.” I thought that was slightly amusing.


33 posted on 07/09/2014 5:29:34 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

Sad and true.


34 posted on 07/09/2014 5:58:59 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: kearnyirish2

““That will be interesting, not...” It will be if they play Argentina...”

Yeah, forgot about that. If Brazil should lose that game to Argentina I’m thinking their coach oughta get out of the country before the game is over, lol!


35 posted on 07/09/2014 9:30:34 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: kearnyirish2
Why do they have the third place game? Do any of the teams want it?

I suppose if a Cameroon or Costa Rica (or USA) got that far, they would enjoy one last chance to go home on a high-ish note.

But Argentina or the Netherlands won't possibly want to be there. Just to beat (while getting fouled like crazy) eleven Brazilians on heavy anti-depressant meds.

36 posted on 07/09/2014 9:47:50 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Mark17
That has happened in other countries.

Yes. The Iraqi national team was run by Uday "Chuckles" Hussein, who, at various times, flogged, bastinadoed, and beat team members whose performance was not up to expectations, shaved their heads, forced them to kick concrete soccer balls, and dragged them through gravel quarries. I believe there was a Youtube video of Uday personally beating the soles of one player's feet with a cane. I've had tough bosses before but that?...

37 posted on 07/09/2014 9:57:13 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
Sorry, forgot to post the REFERENCE.
38 posted on 07/09/2014 9:58:47 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: nickcarraway
Live by the football.

Die by the football.

Get a life.

39 posted on 07/09/2014 11:36:43 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: justa-hairyape

If people had that much passion for freedom and liberty, we would have deposed Obama by now


40 posted on 07/09/2014 11:38:35 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: mware

“If it winds up being Argentina verses Brazil blood will flow”

I’ll be cheering on Argentina!!! Brazil has won so often give Argentina a chance for glory


41 posted on 07/09/2014 12:03:17 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: snoringbear

“If Brazil should lose that game to Argentina I’m thinking their coach oughta get out of the country before the game is over, lol!”

He’d probably be better off doing that now...


42 posted on 07/09/2014 5:00:54 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Dagnabitt

“Why do they have the third place game? Do any of the teams want it?”

Sure; it is the equivalent of a bronze medal in the Olympics.


43 posted on 07/09/2014 5:03:04 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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