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Brazil: Locals left in despair by football failures

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
July 9, 2014 at 10:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Fans of the Brazilian national football team wept and raged as they absorbed the news of football defeat at the public viewing area in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, as their squad was demolished by Germany during a World Cup semi-final match.

Some disappointed fans scuffled with the police, or chose to blame the team or political leaders like President Dilma Rousseff.

Germany led Brazil 7-1 at the final whistle, with many fans taking the opportunity to leave the game ahead of time. Some fans expressed their displeasure more forcefully, with scattered clashes and confrontations with police.

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Fans of the Brazilian national football team wept and raged as they absorbed the news of football defeat at the public viewing area in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, as their squad was demolished by Germany during a World Cup semi-final match.

Some disappointed fans scuffled with the police, or chose to blame the team or political leaders like President Dilma Rousseff.

Germany led Brazil 7-1 at the final whistle, with many fans taking the opportunity to leave the game ahead of time. Some fans expressed their displeasure more forcefully, with scattered clashes and confrontations with police.

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