Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right (Henry Ford)

Germany 7 Brazil 1

So many thoughts, so much mixed up confusion. That score is absurd. Crazy. Unbelievable. Can't happen.

It was like watching a train wreck in s l o o o w w w w motion.

The inquest will feature Juan Zuniga and that knee in Neymar Junior's back. 

It will feature Thiago Silva's stupid block on the Colombian keeper and his second yellow card which ruled him out of the semi final. 

It will certainly focus on the poor form of Fred.

However, it should centre most of all on the lack of belief throughout the fragile Brazilian team that could not cope with the idea of playing Germany without Silva or Neymar.

It was dire. I was embarrassed for Brazil. When has that ever happened?

If it was a boxing match the referee would have stopped the fight at 3 nil down. 

I need solace (solace - noun - comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness).

But I don't know where to look. This isn't an underdog defeats champ story (a la Buster Douglas v Mike Tyson).

Even amongst lopsided wins it's hard to find a precedent where two equal superpowers in a sport result in such a blowout.

Let's not forget Brazil have won the FIFA World Cup FIVE times, Germany THREE.

The closest I can find is an NFL football game in 1940 when the Chicago Bears beat the Washington Redskins 73-0 in the league's championship game and maybe the 2008 French Open tennis final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Nadal, amazingly, won the match 6-1, 6-3, 6-0, but that match didn't happen in Switzerland and it was on clay, a surface upon which Nadal was virtually indestructible.

And that's it! Not even an NHL hockey game in 1944 when the Detroit Red Wings beat the New York Rangers 15-0 rates as it doesn't contain the gravitas of a FIFA World Cup semi final IN BRAZIL!!!

Seven. One.

And there is no upside...yet (Russia 2018 now becomes HUGE for Brazil).

Love and peace - Wozzinho

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