July 9th, 2014 will go down in history. Contrary to belief this game is not necessarily historic for the 1-7 loss and it’s not necessarily historic because Brazil played terrible. This game is historic for what it symbolizes. This game is historic for exemplifying a parody we see so many times through history, the collapse and debacle of an empire.
I have been one of the biggest critics of Brazilian soccer the past seven years. When Brazil beat Spain during the Confederations Cup I warned that, “The Seleção is still below average.” I have written about the “Dark Ages of Brazilian Soccer,” where I criticize the squad and players. Lastly, I have criticized the soccer academies in Brazil and posed the question “Is FC Barcelona that good or is everyone that bad?” However, I never thought I would witness the catastrophe of Brazil vs Germany.