TORONTO – Soccer fans in Brazil are having a bad day. A really bad day.
The World Cup host team lost to Germany 7-1 in their semifinal game, with 5 of those goals against them coming in the first 30 minutes of play.
The loss not only means that Brazil has been eliminated from the 2014 World Cup finals, but it’s also the first loss in a competitive match for them on home turf since 1975.
To add insult to injury, it’s the biggest World Cup loss for the team ever and matches the team’s largest margin of defeat in any competition — a 6-0 loss to Uruguay at the South American championship in 1920.
“We wanted to make the people happy… unfortunately we couldn’t,” defender David Luiz said. “We apologize to all Brazilians.”
It’s not likely fans will take Luiz’s apology to heart, especially when VISA has already released an ad campaign based on Tuesday’s brutal defeat.
Here are 12 photos that perfectly sum up the emotions the team’s fans felt over the loss.