Fans of the Brazilian national soccer team watch their team lose during a live telecast of the semi-finals World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Germany, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Tears smudged the faces of children painted in Brazil canary and green colors. Brazil coach Felipe Scolari buried his face in his hands. In the hours after the shellacking seen by hundreds of millions of TV viewers around the globe, Brazilians struggled to come to grips with the unthinkable: Brazil suffered its worst World Cup loss ever -- and it happened on their home turf, with the nation hosting the tournament for the first time in 64 years. In Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city, thousands gathered to watch the match in the Bohemian neighborhood of Vila Madalena, the streets carpeted with yellow, green and blue -- the colors of the Brazilian flag.Few thought Brazil's humiliating loss would spark renewed mass protests, but it is sure to put a severely sour taste back into the mouths of the nation's fans.
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