Embarrassed? Demoralized? Ashamed? I’m sure Brasil is feeling a little bit of all of the above. If you don’t know by now, and I’m sure you do seeing as yesterdays World Cup Semifinal thrashing was the most discussed sporting event in social media history, Brasil got beaten up and down by Germany by the score of 7-1. Germany has advanced to the World Cup finale and will now await the winner of the Argentina vs. Netherlands match which airs today @ 4:00 p.m. on ESPN. As for yesterdays match, it is difficult to put into words what transpired in Belo Horizonte, Brasil. Brasil, the World Cup’s host country, went down 1-0 in the first 10 minutes of the match, and then it was ALL downhill from there. If you are like the rest of us, you probably thought it was safe to get up and go to the bathroom. Nope. By the 29th minute of the match, it was already 5-0, and it resembled one of those tune-up matches that NCAA Men’s Basketball powerhouses use to get ready for the upcoming season. You know the game I’m talking about, where Louisville invites a team like Southern Miss to town and then trounces them by 35. Yeah it was like that, only this was the Semifinal of THE WORLD CUP!!
My takeaway from this game is simple. Brasil should be utterly embarrassed. That was quite possibly the worst display of defense and more importantly EFFORT I have ever seen with my own 2 eyes. Where was the fight?!?! By the numbers, this was the worst loss in World Cup Semifinals history as well as Brasil’s worst loss in team history. But, just from watching the game, it looked like Germany was going for a stroll in the park, passing the ball back and forth inside Brasil’s box, just waiting for the right time to shoot and score at will. Prior to the match, I personally thought that Germany would win, with Brasil missing arguably their 2 best players in Neymar and their Captain Thiago Silva, but no one and I mean NO ONE could have expected this result. It was a sad day for Brasilians everywhere, but I say forget being sad; get angry!
And hey, there’s always next year………….
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