Historically, for top teams it has always been a drama not to be able to play a good role when the World Cup is played within their borders. The most veteran Spanish fans may well respond to the trauma caused by the poor performance of Spain in the year 82, with that unexpected draw against Honduras already in the first game.
In Brazil the nightmare is twofold. When football was still seen in black and white and no one had the slightest suspicion that the matches would end up being refereed from a room full of screens, the humiliation of the “maracanazo” was forever etched in the memory of its fans. Uruguay stole the title from the hosts in the 1950 event, no less than in the gigantic Maracanã stadium and in front of some 200,000 spectators. A tragedy that even led the Brazilian team to end up changing the color of its uniform forever.
The second national tragedy for the most awarded team in the world was seen not only in color but through the internet and the increasingly omnipresent social networks. It happened in the framework of the semifinals of a new World Cup, played again in Brazil, and in which an implacable Germany was proclaimed champion of the world that in the penultimate round left the local team in tatters and an entire country sunk in a depression .
On July 8, 2014, this time at the Mineirão Stadium, Brazil was awakened by the bravado of the dream of winning a new title. The Germany team destroyed the locals by a forceful 1-7, in a clash that was already 0-5 for the Europeans at half-time and in the 90th minute, before Oscar’s superficial makeup, it was 0-7. An unimaginable debacle that, in addition to the tears of the local fans, caused ridicule around the world.
Six years later, Brazil has not yet overcome the trauma, but the overwhelming victory of the Spanish team this Tuesday against Germany (6-0) has helped the Brazilians to come out of that bump a little more. The Brazilian media enjoyed the victory of Luis Enrique’s men, and with them the fans, who saw exactly the same faces in the Germans that they had seen in theirs in 2014.
The teasing was centralized this time through ‘Interactive sport‘, the chain that offered the La Cartuja stadium game live, and its social networks.
Headlines such as “What a ride, friend” in capital letters, smileys with laughing tears, and even laughter proper, evidenced the desire for revenge of a country that six years ago saw itself in the place occupied yesterday by the footballers of Joachim Löw and his fans.
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