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World Cup 2014

Football: Brazil press calls for football rebirth

Published on Jul 9, 2014 10:22 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Brazilian newspapers sought answers Wednesday for the national football team’s disastrous World Cup exit, blaming the coach for the “humiliation” and calling for the country’s beloved sport to be “reborn.”

The daily O Globo ran the headline “Embarrassment, Shame, Humiliation” with a picture of team captain David Luiz on his knees with his face down on the pitch.

The newspaper’s sports page gave every player a zero rating following the 7-1 loss to Germany, the worst in the team’s 100-year history.

The national media declared that Tuesday’s loss at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte eclipsed the trauma felt by Brazil when it lost in the trophy deciding match to Uruguay at home in 1950.

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