German and Brazilian flags adorn walls in Sabra, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Last weekend's World Cup upsets turned social media into a lighthearted battleground for Lebanon's football fans, whose loyalties are divided as a result of the Cedars' failure to qualify. Traditional political allegiances might push Lebanese fans to support Saudi Arabia or Iran, the two major regional players who are both taking part in the sporting festival. However, many are instead siding with the most skilled teams, or those showcasing the most attractive football. Germany and Brazil, two football powerhouses, command the best part of the support of Lebanese fans, and many were shocked when Germany lost their first game. Brazil and Germany were not the only two major teams to let down their Lebanese fan base.
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