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How Brazilís World Cup disaster could change the nation
washingtonpost.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Ishaan Tharoor

Posted on 07/10/2014 12:36:55 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

It was the most shocking defeat in the history of the World Cup. Brazil's 7-1 semifinal annihilation in Belo Horizonte at the hands of a faultless German side brought the host nation's tournament to a shuddering, horrifying end. After billions of dollars spent on stadiums, after years of build-up and preparation, after so much accrued expectation for soccer's most famed national team, no one could have conceived that it would suffer its worst ever World Cup loss. But it did.

The reaction in Brazil has been a mix of anger and despair. The front page of one of its leading dailies on Wednesday, bluntly read, "Shame, Grief, Humiliation."

Another headline read "Historic disgrace." The impact of such a monumental blow will likely echo for months and years to come. Here's how.

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


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: worldcup2014
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1 posted on 07/10/2014 12:36:55 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: dfwgator; kevkrom; 1rudeboy; BeadCounter; C19fan; corkoman; cartan; St_Thomas_Aquinas; ...
This sad Brazilian fan was shown crying. But no ones published this beautiful picture of him handing the trophy to a German fan. He was quoted as saying "Take it to the final! As you can see, it is not easy, but you deserve it, congratulations" (Roughly translated)

2 posted on 07/10/2014 12:39:39 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Brazil needed to play more of its Nazis.


3 posted on 07/10/2014 12:42:00 AM PDT by mindburglar (When Superman and Batman fight, the only winner is crime.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Argentina beats Netherlands on penalty kicks to reach World Cup final vs. Germany
With rain falling and the entire stadium standing, the ticket to the World Cup title game came down to a distance of 12 yards and a series of guesses: Left or right? High or low? The Netherlands or Argentina? This time, the Dutch squad had no theatrics or surprises up its sleeve. There would be no substitutions, no miracles and, for the Netherlands, no return to the World Cup finale.
4 posted on 07/10/2014 12:44:09 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: mindburglar

Which Nazis did they play?


5 posted on 07/10/2014 12:45:21 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

None. That’s why they lost.


6 posted on 07/10/2014 12:48:01 AM PDT by mindburglar (When Superman and Batman fight, the only winner is crime.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Match Highlights
Netherlands 2:4 P.S.O. Argentina

Photos

7 posted on 07/10/2014 12:48:59 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: mindburglar
Brazil needed to play more of its Nazis.

Brazil needed to play their Nazis.

8 posted on 07/10/2014 12:51:40 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The Washington Post sayeth, on the one hand...

The Brazilian government hedged its bets with the World Cup, hoping victory in the tournament could boost popular goodwill for the government and quieten the chorus of protesters, angry at wasteful spending and the country's inability to provide much-needed improvements on infrastructure, health care and education.

But, on the other hand...

There have been reports throughout the tournament of anti-Rousseff chants flooding the stadiums, but it's worth noting that most of the Brazilians who could afford tickets to the matches -- affluent and overwhelmingly white -- represent a demographic that is largely opposed to Rousseff's welfare populism.

One wonders if the Post recognizes the conclusion they've unwittingly drawn here.

Capitalism works; welfare populism fails

9 posted on 07/10/2014 12:56:31 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Louis van Gaal says no-one wanted first penalty
"I asked two players to take the first ball before ending up with Vlaar," said new Manchester United boss Van Gaal.
10 posted on 07/10/2014 12:57:33 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Either is acceptable. I prefer its, since Brazil is a singular entity.


11 posted on 07/10/2014 12:58:14 AM PDT by mindburglar (When Superman and Batman fight, the only winner is crime.)
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To: mindburglar

You are right, though, more was incorrect if they didn’t play any in the first place.


12 posted on 07/10/2014 12:59:41 AM PDT by mindburglar (When Superman and Batman fight, the only winner is crime.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Worst ever loss??

How many times have they not made it to the semi-final round? Wouldn’t those be worse losses??


13 posted on 07/10/2014 1:00:01 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I hope Argentina loses and the commies get overthrown


14 posted on 07/10/2014 1:00:59 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

The measure here is the margin of loss, which creates the humiliation factor and is therefor worse. Much much worse.


15 posted on 07/10/2014 1:04:21 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

In sports fannism I am numb to humiliation being a Dallas Cowboys fan. I guess I just won’t understand.


16 posted on 07/10/2014 1:06:56 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
ISIS to FIFA: Cancel the World Cup or We’ll Bomb It [2022]
After the message was released on Sunday, it spread virally on social media platforms. Given the violent ongoing devastation by ISIS in Syria and Iraq, resulting in masses of dead bodies the Al Qaeda-inspired group leaves in their wake, what is perhaps most surprising about ISIS’s threat is its tone.
18 posted on 07/10/2014 1:13:10 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Aren’t they a bit far from Brazil?


19 posted on 07/10/2014 1:13:56 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
World Cup America? Why a Senator Cites ‘Fairness’ to Strip Qatar of 2022 Contest
With this year’s World Cup sparking renewed interest in soccer in the United States, a push is brewing to get another World Cup on U.S. soil – sooner rather than later.
20 posted on 07/10/2014 1:15:56 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: GeronL

Qatar 2022 World Cup


21 posted on 07/10/2014 1:17:23 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

did anyone pull a hammy?


22 posted on 07/10/2014 1:17:36 AM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Twitter / Search - World Cup lang:en
23 posted on 07/10/2014 1:19:39 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Link only:
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/worldcup/world-cup-2014-neymars-agent-launches-scathing-attack-on-brazils-luis-felipe-scolari-labelling-him-an-old-jerk-arrogant-repulsive-conceited-and-ridiculous-9596660.html


24 posted on 07/10/2014 1:21:29 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Qatar might be funding ISIS by then


25 posted on 07/10/2014 1:21:31 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Link only:
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/worldcup/netherlands-vs-argentina-world-cup-2014-louis-van-gaal-admits-hurt-after-teaching-argentina-goalkeeping-hero-sergio-romero-how-to-save-penalties-9596586.html


26 posted on 07/10/2014 1:23:47 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

If Brazil were a more powerful nation, I would expect war to ensue against Germany.


27 posted on 07/10/2014 1:26:42 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Argentinos celebrating their team's victory in World Cup semi-final game over Holland
28 posted on 07/10/2014 1:33:36 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Tickets for the World Cup final between Argentina and Germany could fetch more than $20,000
Tickets to Sunday's game have a face value of between $440 and $990, depending on seating location, and FIFA says that demand for Sunday's game is ten times that of capacity.
29 posted on 07/10/2014 1:36:05 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: GeronL
In sports fannism I am numb to humiliation being a Dallas Cowboys fan. I guess I just won’t understand.

Dallas has won 5 Super Bowls. I think I qualify for the dubious distinction of being numb to humiliation. I am a Vikings fan. That is truly an exercise in futility. At least my Blackhawks have won 2 Stanley Cups in recent years.

30 posted on 07/10/2014 1:39:09 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: Berlin_Freeper

Germany Will Beat Argentina

31 posted on 07/10/2014 1:43:27 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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32 posted on 07/10/2014 1:45:52 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

The beatings will continue until morale improves.


33 posted on 07/10/2014 2:45:59 AM PDT by Theophilus (Be as prolific as you are pro-life.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/fivelive/5lfd/5lfd_20140709-1459a.mp3


34 posted on 07/10/2014 2:48:23 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

It’s a friggin’ ball game.


35 posted on 07/10/2014 3:14:06 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I'm surprised that not one paper anywhere on the planet described Germany's win as a "blitzkrieg"

Not sure which is worse for Brazil..that they lost, or that Argentina won...any doubt that Germany is the crowd favorite in the championship game

36 posted on 07/10/2014 3:29:02 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"Scolari should retire. There's no place for him at any Brazilian club. Not now and not ever. He doesn't need the money. He should pack up his things and leave."
37 posted on 07/10/2014 3:31:15 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

38 posted on 07/10/2014 3:41:15 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I think BRA71L Lost...


39 posted on 07/10/2014 3:44:24 AM PDT by bfh333 ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

If the population is angry about the spending for the World Cup then what are they going to do about the additional billions Brazil will be spending on the Olympics?


40 posted on 07/10/2014 3:48:24 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Dallas59
Germany’s Trouncing of Brazil Brought Onslaught of ‘Nazi’ Tweets
41 posted on 07/10/2014 4:01:11 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Idolatry


42 posted on 07/10/2014 4:01:38 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Some were in bad taste...but most were dark humor.


43 posted on 07/10/2014 4:02:43 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Massive suicide is the ONLY proper response to any kind of loss in a soccer game. When a team gets disassembled as happened in that game, only about 15% of the nation should survive one more day.

The population needs to kill itself in a giant conflagration. It's the only way to find ANY self respect.

They should insist that the team jump into the fire first.

44 posted on 07/10/2014 4:08:30 AM PDT by stevem
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To: mindburglar

I was remembering that it was Argentina that got the bigger share of the fleeing Nazis....


45 posted on 07/10/2014 4:10:47 AM PDT by Pecos (Kakocracy - killing the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The little bit of Brazil I’ve seen...a few years back...strongly suggests to me that the country is nothing more than,and nothing less than,a Third World narco-state with nice beaches.We took a day tour of the area around Rio and at one point the guide pointed out a huge collection of shacks on a nearby hillside.She said it was a “favela” (meaning slum) and that it’s one of many such favelas that are so dangerous that the Brazilian *army* dares not attempt to enter it *during daylight hours*!


46 posted on 07/10/2014 4:12:42 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

It’s like feeling bad for the Yankees. They’ve won 5 cups. Boo frickin’ hoo.


47 posted on 07/10/2014 4:15:58 AM PDT by strider44
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Let’s be honest. Brazil wasn’t going to win this World Cup anyway. They didn’t have enough offense to offset their suspect defense, all the more so with Neymar out, and the home crowd can only carry you so far.

So the loss can’t really be considered a surprise, just the sheer magnitude of it, and how they were shredded in the first half hour before the Germans decided to slow things down to a jog to save themselves for Sunday.

I mean, I thought Germany would win, especially with Neymar and Silva out, but like 3-1 or something.

If the Brazilians don’t have the pride to get their act together before Saturday, look for the Dutch to hang another 4-5 goals on them.


48 posted on 07/10/2014 5:02:33 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
It will finally force the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol to realize Brazilian soccer needs major reforms and start to model themselves on the vastly more successful model used by the German Deutscher Fussball-Bund in creating the national team.

(A little aside: Note that on the DFB logo, the German word for football is spelled Fussball, not Fußball as it's normal in German spelling.)

49 posted on 07/10/2014 5:10:05 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“How Brazil’s World Cup disaster could change the nation”

Really? Change a nation?


50 posted on 07/10/2014 5:11:34 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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