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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jul 8th, 2014 at 06:27:23 PM EST
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It could have been 0-8, just before that 1.

by das monde on Tue Jul 8th, 2014 at 06:45:30 PM EST
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That meme swept through every handy i saw before the match.

heh.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Tue Jul 8th, 2014 at 06:58:35 PM EST
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Unexpected. Not so much the win - brazil was at best middling the whole WC - but the score...
by IM on Tue Jul 8th, 2014 at 09:06:29 PM EST
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Nassim Taleb would be right to call this game a black swan.

Yet, that's a possibility when a host team is being pulled up by most referees. Like with financial markets, the gap between reality and the image was increasingly bemusing.

Brazil was without strategic options for this flow of the game. They still have to think about a win after the fast 0-1, and then suddenly they were thorn between finishing a game without yet more embarrassment and scoring a consolation goal.

by das monde on Wed Jul 9th, 2014 at 02:32:28 AM EST
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"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Wed Jul 9th, 2014 at 03:21:29 AM EST
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Brazil were playing without a midfield. There was no way to get the ball from the back to the front but hazardous long passes or individual runs. Meanwhile Germany were free to build attacks from the midfield. Scolari should have reacted at 2-0, and brought his attackers back to the middle. He didn't, and a few minutes later it was 5-0.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Jul 9th, 2014 at 03:30:42 AM EST
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The midfield was pretty useless. I tried to spot what Paulinho is doing - he played like a Lithuanian.
by das monde on Wed Jul 9th, 2014 at 07:38:19 AM EST
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