The day after
After the failure on the quarter finals, the name calling and press whining has begun. Everybody’s sad, everybody wants to find the culprit for the defeat, and there is no shortage of scapegoats. Watching TV yesterday after the game was physically painful, as everybody had their own theory for the defeat and none of them were exactly light.
Courtesy of Today’s Front Pages, here comes the printed press coverage of Brazil’s defeat. It’s a bit long, so bare with me.
A team to forget (O Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo)
The Seleção leaves the World Cup with a lamentable display against France, where the star Zidane shined
It was their show. Did you like it, Parreira? (Extra, Rio de Janeiro)
Brazil plays pathetically again, loses to France and Zidane has the last laugh again
Below, above Scolari’s head: How we miss your guts, Felipão…
France, again, knocks Brazil out (Folha de São Paulo, São Paulo)
Left of Parreira: Parreira changed the squad that, apathetic, watched Zidane’s show
Right of Parreira: Coach says he didn’t prepare himself for the defeat
All that was missing was to wear the shirt (Lance, São Paulo)
This title is a little play with words. “Wearing the shirt” mean getting into the team spirit.
The funny thing is that this newspaper has a detachable mustache you can cut from it and wear during the Portugal matches – mustaches are a symbol of the Portuguese around here.
Above, left of the mustache: Cut here to continue following the World Cup
France gets rid of Brazil (O Globo, Rio de Janeiro)
With a pathetic performance, the Seleção is knocked out of the cup; all that’s left is Felipão (Scolari, Portugal’s coach)
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