Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Brazil the Punishment, the World the Glutton

I favored Brazil to win until I noticed how good Germany was. Then, when Brazil's top defender, Thiago Silva, got suspended for the Germany game by double-yellow-carding, things got grim. When star striker Neymar went down to injury, things when from grim to black. Still, Brazil was Brazil and the host country, and entering into the contest, Brazil played with almost manic determination. Then the 11th minute came after which this followed:

The game ended 7-1 Germany. Brazil will mourn until long after we're all gone from the planet. They called the 2-1 loss in the 1950 final to Uruguay the Maracanazo, or the MaracanĂ£ Blow. They'll probably call this loss dia do julgamento, or Judgment Day.

RIP Brazilian hopes and dreams.

(h/t Slate)

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