For Brazilian fans, a debacle even worse than in 1950

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Brazil fans react as they watch their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany on a street in Rio de Janeiro

By Brian Winter SAO PAULO (Reuters) – For many Brazilians, Tuesday’s humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany accomplished the unthinkable – a disaster even worse than the last time the country hosted the World Cup, in 1950. Brazil’s team was torn to shreds. Anger and disappointment was so intense that it threatened to darken the national mood for some time to come, with possible consequences for President Dilma Rousseff as she seeks a second term in October. It’s one thing to lose a game where you suffered and fought hard, and it’s another to be completely humiliated,” said Fernando Hazzan, 28, in Sao Paulo.


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