Brazil after the World Cup: almost back to business as usual

Turbulence generated by demonstrations and Brazil’s 7-1 drubbing by Germany has largely subsided, with little sign of change
Fernandinho: We will have to face up to that game for the rest of our lives

It has been almost six months since Brazil’s 7–1 shellacking by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals but that is not nearly enough time for many to get over what happened.

Some Brazilians are in denial. Others still reeling from a football apocalypse. Most sit somewhere in the middle but there are two main camps of thought in the debate about the significance of such a humbling defeat.

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