I’m not a big soccer fan, but I’ve been watching some of the World Cup matches. I didn’t think Brazil were up to much, but I really didn’t expect them to be utterly destroyed by Germany (who had beaten Algeria 2-1 and France 1-0 previously. Algeria really put it up to Germany, I thought).
Brazil completely fell apart after the 3rd German goal, letting two more hit the back of the net in rapid succession. I’ve heard pundits describe certain teams as having a ‘porous’ defence, but Brazil really deserved that accolade. A rare match where you’d miss several goals if you nipped out for a cuppa. The last minute Brazilian goal did nothing to take away from Germany’s domination.
A sensational scoreline of 7-1 was a record for a Semi-Final, and Miroslav Klose is now the highest scoring World Cup player with 16 goals. He’s also one of three (with Pele and Uwe Seeler) to have scored goals in four World Cup tournaments.
The best bit, of course, was the contribution made by the twitterati…
Bonus points for combining two World Cup memes:
— Natalie Jenna (@NatalieJenna85) July 8, 2014
That Logo…. oh wait, I see what they did there:
— Patrick Galey (@patrickgaley) July 8, 2014
Two Front War reference:
Brazil's only hope now is if the Germans overreach and start playing Russia at the same time.
— Benjamin Partridge (@benpartridge) July 8, 2014
The inevitable single-serving Tumblr:
— Damian Murphy (@murf) July 8, 2014
A few people waxed lyrical about Brazilians of a different type:
— Monique van Loon (@moniquevanloon) July 8, 2014
It felt like this, especially when the on-screen match details had to *scroll* to fit all the goals in:
— World Cup Problems (@WorIdCupProbs) July 8, 2014
And, finally, how Brazil felt:
Blank front page in Belo paper bar the scorers, a broken man & caption 'Do you even want to remember what happened?' pic.twitter.com/RYCx8aSwiY
— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) July 9, 2014