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