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Brazil Fans Boo off their Fallen Heroes after Crushing 7-1 Defeat by the German Juggernaut ....
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 8, 2014 | Willis Robinson

Posted on 07/08/2014 4:00:29 PM PDT by Cecily

The dreams of millions of Brazilian football fans have been left in tatters as Germany beat the host nation a 7-1 in the World Cup semi-final.

Spectators inside in The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte were in tears as their side succumbed to the humiliating defeat, ending dreams of a title on home soil.

The side were booed off following the disappointing performance, the biggest defeat in a World Cup semi-final and Brazil's worst defeat in their history.

Four goals in the space of just seven first-half minutes silenced an entire nation and the shell-shocked hosts leaving them an almost impossible task to progress to the final.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: worldcup
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Ouch.
1 posted on 07/08/2014 4:00:29 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Cecily

I watched the match. It was BRUTAL.


2 posted on 07/08/2014 4:02:30 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Cecily

Brazil folded after the second goal. Germany proceeded to put on a clinic.


3 posted on 07/08/2014 4:03:28 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: Cecily

Tough crowd.


4 posted on 07/08/2014 4:04:34 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I’ve never seen anything like it. You don’t even see dominance like that when a world power plays a much weaker opponent. These were two of the best teams of all time. It was a complete dominance like I’ve never seen.


5 posted on 07/08/2014 4:06:22 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Cecily
I like to think that a goal in soccer is worth about 10 points in football, it might even be worth more.....

This would roughly equate to a 70-10 ass whoopin. This is unheard of, I am shocked.

6 posted on 07/08/2014 4:08:55 PM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: Cecily
After flipping through the pictures on the DailyMail site, I have to say some people take their keekball games way too seriously.
The looks of grief were as if they lost a favorite relative, or something...
7 posted on 07/08/2014 4:09:02 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: BradyLS

It can be worse:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9s_Escobar


8 posted on 07/08/2014 4:09:14 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: BradyLS

Massive riots in the streets tonight.


9 posted on 07/08/2014 4:09:49 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: RIghtwardHo

On Germany’s 4th goal three players could have scored.


10 posted on 07/08/2014 4:15:41 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: Paradox

I wonder if American liberals will shame Germany for running up the score.


11 posted on 07/08/2014 4:15:58 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: El Cid

Football (soccer) is a veritable folk-religion in Brazil. They take it very, VERY seriously. It’s like a matter of national pride; losing as they did tonight - an absolute stomping on their home turf no less - is for many Brazilians a profound emotional shock.

Yeah, it’s just a game. But for Brazilians, it’s a lot more than just a game.


12 posted on 07/08/2014 4:18:36 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: BradyLS

They could have scored more if they wanted to.


13 posted on 07/08/2014 4:21:11 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Cecily

Crushed. ...

A few Hari Kari will take place. Prolly the goalie first.

Goalie. Girrrly....


14 posted on 07/08/2014 4:22:43 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Cecily
Its amazing how devastated the Brazilian fans look. Its just a game.

I read that security escorted German fans out of the stadium after the ass-whooping.

15 posted on 07/08/2014 4:23:21 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: Cecily

16 posted on 07/08/2014 4:23:37 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Yep. Car burning, shootings and looting. A weekend in Detroit.


17 posted on 07/08/2014 4:24:24 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Paradox
This would roughly equate to a 70-10 ass whoopin. This is unheard of, I am shocked.

Why do I get the feeling you never watched the Houston Oilers.

18 posted on 07/08/2014 4:27:28 PM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: Cecily
They're supposed to put the vanishing cream on the pitch, not the players...
19 posted on 07/08/2014 4:27:30 PM PDT by mikrofon (W/C Bump)
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To: Cecily
Spectators inside in The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte were in tears as their side succumbed to the humiliating defeat...

If you're in tears after watching a game, what do you do when something really bad happens?

20 posted on 07/08/2014 4:29:35 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Your assessment is right on target. My wife is from Brasil, takes soccer seriously and is completely heart broken by this humiliation.

Brasil went in with two key players sidelined. Neymar was hit repeatedly and blind side by the Colombians until they fractured one of his vertabrae. Silva was yellow-carded out of action. I’m sure these two missing had a significant impact but the magnitude of the rout is beyond explanation.


21 posted on 07/08/2014 4:30:57 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
Cry me an Amazon river
Build me a bridge
And jump OFF of it!
22 posted on 07/08/2014 4:31:10 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: ilgipper; Cecily
We've all seen it before, and sometimes at championship levels. Think Super Bowl 22, Redskins vs. Denver. As I posted on another thread:

One team gets into the zone. The other team gets rattled and collapses. That's a recipe for a blowout in any sport. You usually don't see such an epic collapse at this level, but ....

Y'all might remember the Redskins' (can I say that here?) perfect quarter vs. Denver in Superbowl 22. Doug Williams, a solid journeyman quarterback, was surrounded by a good defense, the posse, and the Hogs, and had a great season. Against Denver, the 'Skins came up with a perfect second quarter and scored 35 points. They could do no wrong, Denver could do no right, and boom. That's what happened today for a twelve minute stretch in Germany vs. Brazil. It's beautiful, scary, and eerie to watch.

Of the sports with which I'm most familiar, basketball is the most prone to this sort of thing. You are plugging along on a pretty competitive game, the score one minute is 36-32, and the next time you look up, it's suddenly 58-34. The big difference in basketball is that the coach can call a time out to try to break the momentum. Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't.

In the ten years I've watched my daughters play soccer (ok, not quite at the World Cup level ....), I've seem my older daughter's team, a reasonably competitive travel team, lose one game that looked as ugly. Fortunately, they've had perhaps three games that broke big the other way. That's over ten years. It happens.

It's probably rarer in soccer than most other sports because of the dearth of scoring, but there are exceptions. We saw one today. History ... and I only wonder how much Germany could have scored if they hadn't called off the dogs after the fourth goal.

23 posted on 07/08/2014 4:31:51 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: Cecily
Whoop-te-doo!

Soccer STILL sucks.

24 posted on 07/08/2014 4:33:49 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

lets hope Argentina wins the WC...then the real fun starts....


25 posted on 07/08/2014 4:34:28 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Would that Americanese would pay so much attention to the antics of the Regime of Dear Leader right here...


26 posted on 07/08/2014 4:34:57 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
Yeah, it’s just a game. But for Brazilians, it’s a lot more than just a game.

I remember when I was 12, or so, and sulking when my favorite team lost (the Washington Senators - so yeah, I had a lot of practice in sulking), but a lot of those grief stricken folks seemed to be beyond their teenager years. Bummer, your team lost, now get over it. They are entertainers. Skilled folks, but entertainers like jugglers, or other traveling minstrels.
Also, to put things in perspective, you can bet your favorite team is not cheering you on at your work, nor are they weeping when you have a bad day.

27 posted on 07/08/2014 4:35:09 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: sphinx

oor last year’s super bowl when denver flubbed the first hike and never recovered.


28 posted on 07/08/2014 4:36:07 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (we shouldn't fear the government. the government should fear us.)
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To: trubolotta

there’s perfect explanation- Brazil’s not that good...from the word go they were winning by the hair on their chin (and all their guys are clean shaven)...that will eventually catch up to you...


29 posted on 07/08/2014 4:36:48 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Veggie Todd

you say “it could be worse- we could lose to Germany 7-1 on our home turf”....


30 posted on 07/08/2014 4:37:36 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Cecily; All

Germany just scored another goal....


31 posted on 07/08/2014 4:38:08 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: bravo whiskey
or last year’s super bowl when denver flubbed the first hike and never recovered.

Was the Brazil team yelling, "Omaha"?

32 posted on 07/08/2014 4:39:50 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: El Cid

“Also, to put things in perspective, you can bet your favorite team is not cheering you on at your work, nor are they weeping when you have a bad day.”
_______________________

To me it’s always just a game; teams win, teams lose...that’s how it goes. It’s the way of the world. Having encountered quite a few Brazilians in Europe, for them, football is the nation. It’s national prestige, national pride.

It’s just a sport, and like you said, they’re just entertainers when all is said and done, but I’m not gonna tell that to a hardcore fan - known as “Ultras” here in Europe, because I really don’t feel the need to have extensive dental reconstructive surgery at this point in my life. :D


33 posted on 07/08/2014 4:41:22 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: bravo whiskey
Good example. Or think of the Nationals vs. St. Louis in the first round of the baseball playoffs two years ago, when the historically dismal Nats jelled as a competitive team, won the NL East, and brought playoff baseball to DC for the first time since dinosaurs walked the earth. Series tied. Final game. Nats had the lead going into the 9th. St. Louis came up with ... what? a four (?) run, two-out rally in the top of the ninth to win the series. The Nats spent 3.7 eternities (not hyperbole; I timed it) one strike away from winning the game, and couldn't put it away.

I know exactly how Brazil feels.

34 posted on 07/08/2014 4:44:09 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
LOL!
Yes, I certainly wouldn't tell a zealot to his face, 'What is wrong with you?' ... but it isn't going to stop me from thinking it.
35 posted on 07/08/2014 4:47:01 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Cecily
A veritable Blitzkrieg!
36 posted on 07/08/2014 4:48:35 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: Cecily

I’m not sure I would want to be a German in Brazil right now.


37 posted on 07/08/2014 5:02:04 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Cecily

They better hope they don’t have Argentina in the game for third place. If they think this was bad, losing to Argentina at home, is much worse.


38 posted on 07/08/2014 5:08:31 PM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: Cecily



39 posted on 07/08/2014 5:20:25 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Cecily

Prayers for folks I call family in Brasil. They’ve been telling me the folks were ready to burn down the country and Dilma with it. What is holding them back now?


40 posted on 07/08/2014 5:22:14 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Mister Da

Yep. I’d put on a yellow t-shirt, and stay in my room.


41 posted on 07/08/2014 5:23:43 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Cecily

My hero - Pele - must be very sad tonight.


42 posted on 07/08/2014 5:24:01 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Cecily

The fans are in shock, but they boo their own team off the field for getting whooped. As if the athletes deserved not only to lose, but be hated.

Fan logic.

Makes me not give a damn about any of them.


43 posted on 07/08/2014 5:28:28 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Cecily

Soccer is routinely low scoring.....this equates to a 75-3 football game


44 posted on 07/08/2014 5:49:06 PM PDT by wny
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Fan logic.

Maybe, just maybe...when you live in the low-to-middle portion of a third-world just-this-side-of-the-17th-century society, and you have nothing in your life that gives any indication that the future is ever going to get any better, then you live in the fantasy world that is presented to you, and it (in this case, "futebol") becomes your vicarious route to a sense of personal worth. Except that you have no control over it; when the team wins, you feel wonderful, and when the team loses, your "futebol" world is shattered.

In the US, you don't see it in sports so much, but you do see it in entertainment. (cf. "Whitney Houston," "Michael Jackson," "Elvis Presley," "Marilyn Monroe")

45 posted on 07/08/2014 5:50:00 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: trubolotta
Brazil were far and away the dirtiest team at this World Cup.

Neymar was useless against the Colombian team his teammates were shamelessly fouling for 70 minutes.

If you take 100 dives, someone will eventually wind up hurting you for real. No tears should be shed for Neymar.

If both Neymar and Thiago Silva had played, the result would likely have been the same.

Colombia were inexperienced, and playing against both Brazil and the referees, and they still almost won.

46 posted on 07/08/2014 5:58:31 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Cecily

7 to 1?

Isn’t that something like about 6 games worth of points?


47 posted on 07/08/2014 5:58:41 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (I am a proud citizen of an idea called America.)
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To: Cecily

Sissies.

Man-up.


48 posted on 07/08/2014 6:00:40 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: trubolotta

Brazil was trying to win on emotion but deep inside they didn’t believe. That’s why they were so unorganized, they didn’t believe in their structure. Germany countered it and destroyed it.


49 posted on 07/08/2014 6:02:07 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: Cecily
Woooooooooooooooooooooow.......

Wasn't able to catch the game. Just caught the second goal at 22 minutes and was shocked.

Did they lie down?

50 posted on 07/08/2014 6:04:07 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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