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Football World Cup: Tell us, did Brazil wilt under weight of expectations?

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janardhan ayoor
Brazil 2014
by janardhan ayoor on Jul 11, 2014 01:49 PM

Brazil football team , You cannot let your fans down like this !!
The performance in the semi-final was simply not acceptable ; the world wants an explanation !!

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Adarsh Deshmukh
Switching Of Vs Expectations
by Adarsh Deshmukh on Jul 10, 2014 01:16 PM

The "Switching off" triggered by two quick goals in the first few minutes of starting made the Brazilian team shell shocked due to burden of high expectations from their home crowd.

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soumen mukherjee
by soumen mukherjee on Jul 09, 2014 06:35 PM

From the first match of WC 2014, Brazil exposed their weakness & it was just matter of time the team was humiliated.

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brian crasto
pedesterian display by brazil
by brian crasto on Jul 09, 2014 05:38 PM

Worst perfomance by Brazil. Its seems that the germans were practising with them. The way they lose it was a shock to many foot ball fans all the world other than brazilians. Brazil could never make it to the finals after they lost to France ten years back. It seems that Eurpoean teams are dominating the show since France won. One may expect Germany to win the final

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Kersie Madon
Brazil-Flop show.
by Kersie Madon on Jul 09, 2014 04:35 PM

RUBBISH. From 1st game Brazil was not upto the mark. Referee sided them in their 1st outing. There was no doubt that Germany would win last night but this big margin was not expected. Not to deprive Germany of their win bec they played superbly. Won't be surprised if they lift the cup on 13th. It'll be interesting if Brazil can atleast win the 3rd place which is doubtful, or atmost may scrape thro' with a slender margin. Brazil was overrated & I'm glad they were KO last night. Germany definitely deserved to win.

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Brazil will move on...
by J ADITYA on Jul 09, 2014 03:21 PM  | Hide replies

I was supporting Germany but after first 3 goals I realized it was going to be one way traffic. I really feel bad for Brazilian fans. They should have atleast Kaka playing in this WC, that would reduced some pressure from Neymar. Now they need clean the team including the coach, they should keep Neymar, Oscar and Hulk and find new players and make a new resurgent Brazil team, they should make Ronaldo as coach for long term. He will be perfect coach, young, energetic, knows football and more importantly has earned huge respect. One thing I can say, in 2018 world cup in Russia, Brazil will be really a mean team.

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Re: Brazil will move on...
by Dev on Jul 09, 2014 03:33 PM
marcelo is also very good

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Re: Brazil will move on...
by Dev on Jul 09, 2014 03:37 PM
ronaldo wont make good coach..he is too easygoing. they should hijack the columbian coach

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Yash Patel
What is problem ?
by Yash Patel on Jul 09, 2014 03:16 PM  | Hide replies

In cricket oftens one loss by 6 wickts or 7 wickts or even 10 wickts. so in football if loss by 7 goals why big deal ? happen in sport.

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Re: What is problem ?
by Dev on Jul 09, 2014 03:29 PM
its equivalent to a top team getting bowled out for 50 twice in test ..and the other team scoring 500-2

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Ramakrishnan  Swamy
Re: Re: What is problem ?
by Ramakrishnan Swamy on Jul 09, 2014 03:48 PM
No comparision between Cricket and Football.It is a humiliating defeat by any standards and 7-1 is a whopping difference.Great expectations on Brazil fail miserably

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by Andy on Jul 09, 2014 02:11 PM  | Hide replies

No. I am one of the many ardent fans of Brazil in India. It happened after watching Giants of Brazil in a movie many many years ago and watching Pele, Garinchha, Didi, Vava, Zico, Socrates, Falcao, Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, etc on TV. Brazil epitomized the way 'Beautiful Game' should be played. But this Brazilian team is the worst ever i have seen from the time (1982) i started watching World Cup on TV. None of the players have the skill, quality and ability that we associated with Samba style of football. I knew Brazil would lose against Germany, after their performances in the previous games, but never thought the score would be 7-1. Neymar, he is just a good player, not at the level of Ronaldo, forget about comparing with Messi. The latter is far ahead in skills. Neymar cannot even dribble past in 2-to-1 situations. He needs lot to learn before he can become the best player. Scolari should also take the blame due to its poor 23 men team selection and tactics adopted. I opine that it would take at least 10-12 years for Brazil to regain its lost glory and it would only happen if they change the coach and focus on identifying and nurturing local talent. Germany did that over the last 10-12 years and we can all see the result. The world cannot let die the Samba way of football.

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Mike Teflon
Re: No
by Mike Teflon on Jul 09, 2014 03:02 PM
I'm afraid, but the fact is otherwise.. Brazil's defense crumbled under pressure. Neymar's absence dented their psyche. Their captain Thiago silva was absent too..

Oscar and Neymar along with other mid-fielders, hunt in pairs. Selfless Oscar creates lots of chances to Neymar who puts it accurately into the net..

Their attack depleted, their defense came under huge pressure and Germans cashed in on..

Scolari was responsible for making Neymar as center forward.. It was sheer bad luck.

I personally don't support any teams but whoever plays well should win the tournament..

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Re: Re: No
by Dev on Jul 09, 2014 03:26 PM
yes, their defense was very bad. brazil had lot of possession in game and they did get the ball to german goal many times. but whenever the germans got the ball to goal ,they scored.
The brazilians not prepared for problem like neymar and silva,but germans well prepared for key players not playing

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can argentina rise to challenge?
by Dev on Jul 09, 2014 01:07 PM  | Hide replies

argentina has risen many a time with extra dimension at finals stage
with aguero back and higuain in goals,and messi they might do it again.
but all german in goals..mueller,kroos,klose,schurrle,kedira.looks like nothing can stop germany.

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Ramakrishnan  Swamy
Re: can argentina rise to challenge?
by Ramakrishnan Swamy on Jul 09, 2014 03:51 PM
Yes Germany looks formidable

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over hyped
by kapil on Jul 09, 2014 12:53 PM  | Hide replies

from the first match themselves they were weak but those useless fans are telling different stories. Germany will win in Final.

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Jalim Jallad
Re: over hyped
by Jalim Jallad on Jul 09, 2014 12:54 PM
I will put my money on Argentina

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Re: Re: over hyped
by Dev on Jul 09, 2014 01:17 PM
the odds are like 1.72 germany 3.60 argentina and 5.0 holland.
though i would say odds are more like 1.20 germany 10 argentina 50 Holland

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