Seems Brazil read their press clippings over and over until they thought that by just taking the field they had won the game. Germany, though, seems not to have read Brazil's clippings. Instead Brazil experienced a modern day "Blitzkrieg" of epic proportions, a serious humiliation. Soccer, the sport, football to most other countries of the World, will speak of the Brazil / Germany game forevermore. One positive outcome will be an American acceptance of the game which will reach into our school systems and spread soccer more rapidly throughout the country. We'll continue to worship baseball, basketball, and football until the era of big money corrupts these key sports beyond repair and, maybe than, soccer could gain broad acceptance here in the USA.
Ronald C. Downie