Posted: 7/9/2014


O GLOBO. Brazil's most influential daily newspaper rated each of the Selecao players and coach Scolari after the debacle in Belo Horizonte and gave each of them a ZERO, NUL POINTS in German....perhaps they were too generous!!

Social media went wild..including myself and the cartoons showed no mercy after the 7-1 drubbing in Estadio MINEIRAO, nicknaming the match MINEIRAZANO likening it to the infamous MARACANAZO of 1950 when Uruguay won 2-1 in front of 200,000 fans at World Cup 1950. Globoesporte 'The DISGRACE OF DISGRACES'. 'BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL REDUCED TO DUST'.

Across the Atlantic the German press was ecstatic and are looking forward to the final on Sunday July 13th against the winners of Argentina v Netherlands in Sao Paulo.

Brazil's worst ever World Cup defeat, much more than the previous record 3-0 loss to France in Stade de France final in 1998 and biggest home loss of ANY World Cup host. ALCIDES GHIGGIA scored the decisive goal for the Celeste in 1950, while BARBOSA the Brazilian goalkeeper said he suffered for more than 30 years, the maximum prison term, but yesterday in the Mineiro the Germans, once again playing in the red and black hoops of Flamengo, Brazils most popular club, shared the honours.

Tony Kroos opened the scoring twice in two minutes followed my Miroslav Klose adding his record setting 16th World Cup goals followed by Thomas Muellerand Sami Khedira. Andre Schurrle's brace in the second half inflicted more pain. During the FAN FEST on Copacabana Beach a gang snatched jewelry and bags, there was some fighting and most fans left.