Worst loss

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By Henry G. Doble

Take Two

Thursday, July 10, 2014


BRAZIL'S worst loss at home from the Adidas-outfitted booters from Hitler's superior Aryan race shocked World Cup fans on earth.

A 7-1 semifinal demolition job not only left a gaping wound on Brazilians’ ego but something the Germans did not expect.

With or without Neymar and Silva, Germany will be difficult to stop with the way they played. No talisman or voodo magic could reverse the tide or stop the juggernaut.

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The win made Germany the favorite over the winner of The Netherlands-Argentina match in the Cup final. Four straight semifinal appearances in the World Cup did not come by chance.

If the Germans bring home the Cup no one will question their capacity. What will surprise football followers if Brazil would be able to salvage third after that mind-boggling demise in the semifinal.

The only positive side to Brazil's amazing loss is that it proved Diego Maradona wrong that the World Cup organizers are trying to fix the host to win this quadrennial event.

The Argentina hero of 1986 World Cup believes Fifa officials are planning to rig the final by assigning the referees sympathetic to the home team.

Now that issue is burnt as the Germans need not wait for pro-Brazil officiating officials to control the result. They just did what is best for the opposing team.

It proved one thing too – scoring goals in bundles and in succession cannot be reversed by a biased referee with a 5-0 lead at half, there is no way for the keeper of yellow and red cards to decide the outcome.
In a way, Germany's victory saved the officials' integrity as there was no way to favor the home squad. It could have been disastrous if the referee pushed what is expected of him.

Brazil is mourning and no amount of sympathy would appease them. Not even a third place finish could cure the pain brought about by its worst loss in the World Cup.

What added insult to injury is that it happened in its own backyard. The pressure to win must have been too heavy for the Brazilian team.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on July 10, 2014.

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