The XI that faced the Germans on Tuesday, even before the mauling, on paper, looked like one of the worst Brazil sides in history. Germany, meanwhile, not only have world-class players but a world-class team... Müller's scored crucial goals for club and country but isn't really one to take the glory.
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Although England were kicked out disappointingly early, many of us have still been following the World Cup, which has dominated our television screens for the past month. While travel interest to Brazil increased by 387% during the past month, searches were only up by 6% outside the World Cup period.
Relative to pre-tournament expectations at least, these are dizzying heights for the Dutch. Even manager Louis van Gaal gave his side only a 20 per cent chance of making the quarter-finals and many tipped them to crash out of a tough group, but the Oranje have come through the tournament surpassing any realistic hopes they had harboured a month ago...
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Against the South American nation, 'SuperVan's' powers appeared to have completely deserted him. The 30-year-old failed to register a shot against Argentina... his decline in form will have United fans wondering whether Van Gaal can bring out the best in his compatriot when he takes over at Old Trafford.
As their shock 7-1 defeat sinks in, debates rage here about whether or not Brazilian football is in crisis, and whether the blame can be laid at the feet of Scholari, FIFA or the President herself, Dilma Rousseff.
Brazilians turned their shirts inside out. Many left the Minerão stadium at half time. By the fifth goal Brazil fans were applauding Germany... In the grand scheme of things there were many problems but here are my three key factors as to why we lost so badly.
This reaction is less about a sudden hatred of Brazil and more about the ongoing issues that Brazil faces. Brazil is one of the most unequal societies on Earth and the people don't like many of the realities this creates - the poor don't believe that they have access to a good education or healthcare system and the rich complain that they need big walls, electric fences and private security to guard their own homes.
Nearly one billion viewers worldwide are predicted to watch Sunday's final with the social media sphere expected to see a massive spike during and immediately after the match. Technology, and our adoption of it, has certainly been a key player in making this tournament such a success.
Has FIFA's latest offering really been the free flowing celebration of the game that the pundits and wider media would have us believe? ... has there been anything even close to epic encounters such as Brazil v Italy in '82? or France v Germany that same year?
You can never truly write off a team that includes Lionel Messi, and the Argentines will still be confident ahead of Wednesday's night's semi-final against the Netherlands. Missing Ángel Di María, though, their job will be that much more difficult.
With a daunting encounter with Germany looming, Brazil enter the fixture without Neymar due to his injury, while captain Silva will also miss out due to suspension... "We have lost the one player we did not want to lose"
Every year there are also true underdog fairytales, without which the competition wouldn't be anything like as special as it is. So far 2014 has proved to be no different. Algeria shocked audiences by progressing past the group stage, while Costa Rica are still going strong and are ready to contest a quarter final clash.
Most of the press wanted to see van Gaal fail. You can only imagine how much Roy Hodgson would have been hounded if he had done something similar and failed. He would not be allowed back in the country, perceived as silly old man who shares the tactical nous of a barely trained ape.
We have seen youngsters burst onto the world stage as well as superstars adding to their repertoire as global footballing giants. But what happens when all is said and done and the curtains are drawn on the World Cup for another four years?