Skip to comments.How Brazilís World Cup disaster could change the nation
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 ...
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)
Brazil needed to play more of its Nazis.
Which Nazis did they play?
None. That’s why they lost.
Brazil needed to play their Nazis.
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.
Either is acceptable. I prefer its, since Brazil is a singular entity.
You are right, though, more was incorrect if they didn’t play any in the first place.
Worst ever loss??
How many times have they not made it to the semi-final round? Wouldn’t those be worse losses??
I hope Argentina loses and the commies get overthrown
The measure here is the margin of loss, which creates the humiliation factor and is therefor worse. Much much worse.
In sports fannism I am numb to humiliation being a Dallas Cowboys fan. I guess I just won’t understand.
Aren’t they a bit far from Brazil?
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did anyone pull a hammy?
Qatar might be funding ISIS by then
If Brazil were a more powerful nation, I would expect war to ensue against Germany.
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.
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The beatings will continue until morale improves.
It’s a friggin’ ball game.
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
I think BRA71L Lost...
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?
Some were in bad taste...but most were dark humor.
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.
I was remembering that it was Argentina that got the bigger share of the fleeing Nazis....
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*!
It’s like feeling bad for the Yankees. They’ve won 5 cups. Boo frickin’ hoo.
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.
(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.)
“How Brazils World Cup disaster could change the nation”
Really? Change a nation?
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