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Brazilians in a northeastern town near Germany's training base adopted an "if you can't beat them, join them" approach to Tuesday's World Cup semi-final defeat by throwing their support behind the side that had thrashed them 7-1 just hours earlier.Many in the crowd chanted "Aleman, Alemann, Alemann" (Germany, Germany, Germany) amid raucous celebrations as fireworkers lit up the night sky and revelers ignored the showers that threatened to dampen the party atmosphere.However, any fears that locals would turn on Germany coach Joachim Loew and his players following Brazil's humiliating loss in Belo Horizonte proved unfounded as the weary-looking victors were greeted as heroes by an enthusiastic crowd.
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