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Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal: A Dark Day for Brazil
New York Times ^ | July 8, 2014 | By Sam Borden

Posted on 07/08/2014 7:49:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — The fireworks began at dawn. All around this city, loud pops and bangs rang out as men and women and children, so many dressed in yellow, set off flares and beeped car horns. It was supposed to be a magical day. The Brazilian national soccer team, playing at home, was one game away from a World Cup final.

No one could have guessed the tears would come before halftime. No one could have imagined there would be flags burning in the streets before dinner. Certainly no one could have envisioned that any Brazilian fans, watching their team play a semifinal in a celebrated stadium, would ever consider leaving long before full time.

At the very minimum, it will go down as Brazil’s worst loss, surpassing a 6-0 defeat by Uruguay in 1920. It was also Brazil’s first loss in a competitive home game since 1975, a stretch of more than 14,000 days. For more than six decades, Brazilians had been hoping to erase the embarrassment of their team’s defeat in the 1950 World Cup final — also against Uruguay — which denied them a championship the last time they hosted their favorite sport’s biggest tournament.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chat; chitchat; euroweenies; notarealsport; sportschat; worldcup

1 posted on 07/08/2014 7:49:49 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

yanked up by the lapels, dragged down the bar, drinks flying everywhere, out through the front window, and right into the horse watering trough outside.


2 posted on 07/08/2014 7:52:14 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Ow.ow.ow.ow.ow.ow.owwwww.....

That’s gonna leave a mark. Whether it’s a scorched earth mark remains to be seen.


3 posted on 07/08/2014 7:54:08 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So are they going to start some kind of mythology that’s built around a “stabbed in the back” story?

That’s how these cultures usually roll.


4 posted on 07/08/2014 7:57:59 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Say it properly now, the European way: “Luuuuh fooooot-a-bawlllll.” “Luh fooot-a-bawl.”

;-)


5 posted on 07/08/2014 8:02:40 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever.


6 posted on 07/08/2014 8:02:54 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wow, makes me feel better that we only lost to Germany 1-0. What Brazil got was an eternal butt whipping that will never be forgotten. If I was any part of Team Brazil I might consider moving to another country after that disaster.


7 posted on 07/08/2014 8:02:54 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Le futball.


8 posted on 07/08/2014 8:04:26 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: gaijin
yanked up by the lapels, dragged down the bar, drinks flying everywhere, out through the front window, and right into the horse watering trough outside.

"Well, that's the end of this suit."

9 posted on 07/08/2014 8:04:41 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer


10 posted on 07/08/2014 8:07:36 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I always like to see bad sportsmanship in a sport where I could care less who wins or loses


11 posted on 07/08/2014 8:11:55 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh goshalmighty this writer is laying it on with a trowel.

But never mind, I’m sure he actually understates the devastation the Brazilians feel.

Hey, people of Brazil, I feel for you! The Mets did this to me!

And I still hate them for it!


12 posted on 07/08/2014 8:16:26 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: jocon307

On a good note. The players should be grateful that Saddams wasn’t running the country.


13 posted on 07/08/2014 8:21:44 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Tomorrows headline: BRAZILIANS WAXED!


14 posted on 07/08/2014 8:21:52 PM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: cartoonistx

Well played!


15 posted on 07/08/2014 8:23:33 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: dowcaet
The only thing that can make it worse for them at this point is if Argentina wins it all. In fact, that will make it worse for the remainder of South and Central America.

Go Argentina!

16 posted on 07/08/2014 8:27:39 PM PDT by Hoodat (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Springtime for Lowe and Germany. Winter for Scolari and Brazil.
Winners and losers, let’s try to keep things in perspective: you’re just a mob of prima donnas in short pants running around and kicking one another in the shins.

But I do believe I would watch the Swamp Germans play the Ridge-running Deutsch.
Have you ever seen a Notsee drink a glass of water?
Nein! Bier is all they drink.


17 posted on 07/08/2014 8:30:53 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Steely Tom

I’m concerned that some of the Brazilian players might end up getting murdered when they get back home. Time to start a dead pool list for them?


18 posted on 07/08/2014 8:37:52 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We’ll see if Brazil can pick themselves up for the Third Place Game.

I think they will take it out on whomever they play.


19 posted on 07/08/2014 8:39:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“There is no script for this. It’s virgin territory for everyone involved. You don’t know how to react. Luiz Felipe Scolari, looking as if he had sailed with Charles Marlowe into the heart of darkness (only, instead of finding Kurtz, he found Kroos), insisted afterward that life goes on.”

re: http://www.espnfc.us/blog/marcotti-musings/62/post/1940267/marcotti-a-shocking-exit-for-scolari-and-brazil


20 posted on 07/08/2014 8:43:36 PM PDT by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Heavens to Mergatroid. Is The World Cup still going on?

Sheesh. About the only thing that goes on foreverer than the NBA and NHL playoffs is The World Cup.

21 posted on 07/08/2014 8:45:33 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So Germany won by a touchdown and extra point.

What do you call Brazil’s loss?


22 posted on 07/08/2014 9:02:12 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: cartoonistx

Um, pics?


23 posted on 07/08/2014 9:04:11 PM PDT by boomstick (One of the fingers on the button will be German.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

After watching the replay, I’ve seen San Marino or Liechtenstein play better than Brazil did. Absolutely atrocious. Yes, the Germans played great, but Brazil gave them a lot of help.


24 posted on 07/08/2014 9:06:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I’ll take the other side of that. My good friend, Mr George Washington, believes that the Brazilians will be so shell-shocked that they’ll blow the Betty Bowl.


25 posted on 07/08/2014 9:06:52 PM PDT by boomstick (One of the fingers on the button will be German.)
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To: familyop
Germans won. It's die Fußball!
26 posted on 07/08/2014 9:14:35 PM PDT by LT Brass Bancroft
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To: PistolPaknMama

We need to send Hillary to tell them... what difference does it make


27 posted on 07/08/2014 9:21:29 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: LT Brass Bancroft
Germans won. It's die Fußball!

Der Fußball.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

28 posted on 07/08/2014 9:23:58 PM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: jocon307

Suck it, Brazil. You loudmouthed punks. We held Germany to 1.


29 posted on 07/08/2014 9:27:00 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: LT Brass Bancroft

No, it’s “der Fußball”...


30 posted on 07/08/2014 9:27:01 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: LT Brass Bancroft

Heh. Well said.


31 posted on 07/08/2014 9:30:30 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: dowcaet

In retrospect, it should have been obvious that Brazil was doomed.

Pele. Awesome name. Win

Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Bebeto, Romario. Awesome names (more or less). Win

Fred, Joe. Uh, seriously? No really, that’s the best you can do? You lose. By six.


32 posted on 07/08/2014 9:54:49 PM PDT by boomstick (One of the fingers on the button will be German.)
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To: ExpatGator

If the Brasilian defenders had been give wiffle bats in the second half, it might have been a much closer game.
Series, if they send their team up here we could teach them a number of other games.
Softball or water polo mebbe. Croquet?


33 posted on 07/08/2014 10:00:57 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Thank you Germany, for ‘taking out the trash.’

They’re all over Florida. Naturally, they brought their ‘norm’ (their lying, corrupt business practices) along with them.

And the ‘Noble Brazilians’ didn’t even behead any referees this time?


34 posted on 07/08/2014 10:08:56 PM PDT by InkStone (Omni Vivum Ex Surfboard)
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To: 353FMG
What do you call Brazil’s loss?

A Brazilian blowout :-)

35 posted on 07/08/2014 10:11:25 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Melowese Richardson - Democrat Vote Fraud Expert)
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To: All

Holland to win against Argentina, then a rather sombre third place match Brazi v Argentina, which neither side will want to play. Then Germany v Holland in a half empty Maracana in Rio on Sunday. But billions watching on TV.

Have a funny feeling that Holland might beat Germany. Quite likely to go to extra time and pks.


36 posted on 07/08/2014 10:52:49 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (Sectarian warfare -- no dog in that hunt)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Brazil simply stank. They were appalling and deserved to lose. This is not how you play the beautiful game!

Germany’s Miroslav Klose is now the greatest football player of all time. He can help lift his team to the World Cup on Sunday.


37 posted on 07/08/2014 10:58:40 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: dowcaet

Germany coasted through the U.S. game. They played with the U.S. like a cat played with a mouse.

I told some friends before this game that I thought Germany was sandbagging. Yep.


38 posted on 07/08/2014 11:02:14 PM PDT by Loud Mime (arguetheconstitution.com See if the video makes sense to you.)
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To: gaijin

Just remember, we have the Olympics coming to Brazil.


39 posted on 07/08/2014 11:03:13 PM PDT by Loud Mime (arguetheconstitution.com See if the video makes sense to you.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’ve heard where they are calling for the president of the country to resign. I wonder. Is it too late to demand that obama step down after the Broncos melt down in the Super Bowl?


40 posted on 07/08/2014 11:09:46 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: alexander_busek; oblomov

Google translate’s fault;)


41 posted on 07/09/2014 12:34:23 AM PDT by LT Brass Bancroft
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To: Jack Hydrazine

.....Or they better flee Brazil!


42 posted on 07/09/2014 2:46:24 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bummed out here...I had the Germans, giving 7.


43 posted on 07/09/2014 4:27:29 AM PDT by GotMojo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Brazil is the country of the future, and always will be.


44 posted on 07/09/2014 4:32:03 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Third World fakes meet real world tough guys.”


45 posted on 07/09/2014 4:50:49 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: bigbob; All
I always like to see bad sportsmanship in a sport where I could care less who wins or loses

Or ties...don't forget ties!
46 posted on 07/09/2014 5:30:23 AM PDT by notdownwidems (Vote Republican! We're 1/10 of 1% better than the other guys!)
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To: goldstategop

I only wish Klose had chosen to play for his home country.


47 posted on 07/09/2014 5:34:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer


48 posted on 07/09/2014 6:26:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: VeniVidiVici

Blowout Nova.


49 posted on 07/09/2014 1:08:48 PM PDT by 353FMG
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