Jul 9, 2014

Brazil loses the Cup, loses hope, loses everything

It's a very bleak day in Brazil, with the country's World Cup hopes smashed by Germany. Django Merope Synge reports on the mop-up in Rio.

So that’s that, then. Germany beat Brazil this morning 7-1, and there’s no coming back from the magnitude of that defeat.

Even before the game the Brazilians had a bad feeling about it. Their talismanic poster boy, Neymar, was out suffering a spinal injury after a Colombian defender mistook his footy codes and tried to take a speccie over him. Thiago Silva, the Brazilian captain, was also out, for an utterly pointless yellow card blocking the Colombian keeper. The only serious attacking option the Brazilians had left, Frederico Chaves Guedes, was suffering a crisis of confidence after early errors were pounced on by the local press, a crisis surely not helped by a tabloid running a front page of him in a Superman costume with a blaring headline: “IT’S ALL ON YOU NOW!”

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4 thoughts on “Brazil loses the Cup, loses hope, loses everything

  1. Paddlefoot

    8 goal thriller.

  2. Liezel gfghfghgh

    It is somehow good to be open minded in some issues. – James Cullem

  3. Lubo Gregor

    Well said. I was surprised but it brought tears to my eyes watching the disintegration of the Brazilian team. No one, let alone Brazil, deserves to be beaten like that. Some people might even say it was karma for even organising the tournament in the first place, given the poverty protests it sparked and what it really cost. The pipe dream of winning the world cup at home is gone. What will be left? Great to see German football fans behaving gracefully.

  4. MJPC

    “Brazil was meant to win this cup, yadda, yadda”
    “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:16), enough said.

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