This Kid Crying Epitomizes Brazil's Heartbreakingly Inevitable Defeat

Sorry, Seleção.

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Brazil is now down five goals to zilch in their semifinal match against Germany in the World Cup. Sorry, lil' one. Sometimes home field advantage just doesn't work out.

Just to give you an idea of how unusual this is, teams at the World Cup don't usually concede five goals in the first thirty minutes:

anything less than winning the World Cup this year would be a failure, so a semi-final exit is what, a horrifying cataclysm?)

Of course, the internet is aghast at the game, which was expected to be competitive despite the lack of Neymar and Thiago Silva, partially just because of Brazil's incredible record at the tournament, which includes five trophies.

The internet quickly jumped to jokes about German world-conquering and Brazilian hubris. Some of the better takes so far:

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