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      In Photos: Brazil's Shell Shock After Its Stunning World Cup Loss

      In Photos: Brazil's Shell Shock After Its Stunning World Cup Loss In Photos: Brazil's Shell Shock After Its Stunning World Cup Loss In Photos: Brazil's Shell Shock After Its Stunning World Cup Loss
      Photo by Eva Hershaw

      2014 World Cup

      In Photos: Brazil's Shell Shock After Its Stunning World Cup Loss

      By Eva Hershaw

      It has already been deemed the most painful upset in 100 years of Brazilian soccer. The national team's 7-1 loss to Germany on Tuesday marks the worst loss a hosting team has ever suffered in the World Cup, and the worst that the Brazil national team has ever lost in a World Cup game, period — topping a 6-0 loss to Uruguay in 1920. What's more, the first five goals were scored in record-setting time — it took Germany only 29 minutes.

      At that point, it already seemed like a bad joke. The horns were silent, and fans looked on in disbelief as the fourth and fifth goals floated past Júlio César, the beloved Brazilian goalie who seemed invincible only days before.

      As the game drew to a close, fans slowly moved towards the subway station. Their face paint had lost luster and their wigs and hats lacked spark. For Brazilians, the World Cup, the "Cup of Cups," may go down in the history books as an $11 billion national tragedy.

      Photo by Eva Hershaw

      With the FIFA Fan Fest at Anhangabaú at capacity, fans took to surrounding bars to watch the game.

      Photo by Eva Hershaw

      David Luiz, the Brazilian team's vice-captain, gives a teary post-game interview in the background as fans break into samba.

      Photo by Eva Hershaw

      A sad Brazilian fan takes the metro line home: "I have never, ever seen Brazil play that badly."

      Photo by Matias Maxx

      Pissed off fans piss against a Rio World Cup hoarding.

      Photo by Matias Maxx

      Rio's Brazil fans staring into space.

      Photo by Matias Maxx

      Schadenfreude? Smug German fans lord it in Rio.

      Photo by Matias Maxx

      This guy was pretty confused as to how his heroes failed so badly.

      Photo by Matias Maxx

      Guns were reportedly fired as a gang apparently carried out a "mass robbery" on a bar at a fan park.

      Topics: brazil, germany, rio, photos, streets, 2014 world cup, world cup, crime & drugs, sao paulo

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