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

Tuesday night was pretty depressing across Brazil as fans were shattered after the national soccer team's tragic loss.

by Eva Hershaw
Jul 9 2014, 11:05am

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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.

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

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

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

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Pissed off fans piss against a Rio World Cup hoarding.

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Rio's Brazil fans staring into space.

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Schadenfreude? Smug German fans lord it in Rio.

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

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

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