Brazil 1-7 Germany, one year on: how humiliating defeat altered sporting, cultural and political landscapes

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On the morning of July 8, 2014, at least three of Brazil’s squad woke up and told their colleagues how they had dreamed of scoring the winner against Germany in the World Cup semi-final. When Fred, David Luiz and Marcelo arose from their slumber 24 hours later, they felt more like they were living in a nightmare.

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