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

The turbulence generated by Brazil’s 7-1 drubbing by Germany, and the pre-tournament protests, has largely subsided, but slowly things may be changing
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-final, 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 of the two extremes, but there are two main camps of thought in the debate about the significance of such a humbling loss.

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