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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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