A Brazilian fan clutches a replica of the Fifa World Cup trophy after Brazil are thumped 7-1 by Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte. Photo: EPA  A Brazilian fan clutches a replica of the Fifa World Cup trophy after Brazil are thumped 7-1 by Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte. Photo: EPA
A Brazilian fan clutches a replica of the Fifa World Cup trophy after Brazil are thumped 7-1 by Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte. Photo: EPA

Brazil in mourning after 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Germany

The ghost of 1950 has company, but the fallout of this year's stunning result is even more frightening and will haunt the hosts for decades

Topic |   Fifa World Cup 2014
A Brazilian fan clutches a replica of the Fifa World Cup trophy after Brazil are thumped 7-1 by Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte. Photo: EPA  A Brazilian fan clutches a replica of the Fifa World Cup trophy after Brazil are thumped 7-1 by Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte. Photo: EPA
A Brazilian fan clutches a replica of the Fifa World Cup trophy after Brazil are thumped 7-1 by Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte. Photo: EPA
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