Brazil's blackest day as Germany thrash Selecao 7-1
Darkest day in Brazilian football as hosts crash to worst-ever defeat
Brazil will never get over this. Time will not alleviate the pain. Flesh wounds heal, but this cuts to their spiritual core.
Brazil is a broken nation this morning (Singapore time). Tears flowed from the Amazon in the north to the river that surrounds the Belo Horizonte Stadium in the south; a venue now forever stained in ignominy.
The city’s name means beautiful horizon, but it’s just witnessed Apocalypse Now.
Read the full report in our World Cup Noon print edition on July 9.
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