Jul 14, 2014

Brazil smirks at World Cup result — before hangover sets in

As the tourists head to the airport,a chastened Brazil is left to pick up the pieces. Freelance writer Django Merope Synge reports from Rio.

Aaaand that’s a wrap. World Cup 2014 Brazil is done. This Cup that has thrilled like no other in recent memory, that broke almost every record there is. The champions are Germany, winning 1-0 over Argentina at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro early this morning (AEST).

It’d be easy to say the Germans were always going to come away with it. That their professionalism would win out over South American passion. But that’s not at all how the final played out. In the end it was closely fought, tight and tactical — and it was only a solitary flash of late creative brilliance from Germany substitute Mario Gotze deep into extra time that decided it.

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2 thoughts on “Brazil smirks at World Cup result — before hangover sets in

  1. mikeb

    “Brazil has had its moment in the sun, fiddling like Nero while 20% of its population lives in poverty.”

    Brazil…a nice place to visit.

  2. AR

    So… after BigPharma, BigBiz, BigAg etc, we now have to recognise that BigSport – Olympics, Formula 1,footies (various)et al – has insinuated itself into the world’s psyche & wallets.

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