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Shock, Tears Prevail in Brazil After 7-1 World Cup Loss to Germanyi
Scott Bobb
July 09, 2014 8:16 PM
Brazilians are still reeling from the stunning defeat of their World Cup team in Tuesday's semi-finals, in which Germany routed the hosts in Belo Horizonte by a score of 7-1. VOA’s Scott Bobb reports from Rio de Janeiro.

Video Shock, Tears Prevail in Brazil After 7-1 World Cup Loss to Germany

Brazilians are still reeling from the stunning defeat of their World Cup team in Tuesday's semi-finals, in which Germany routed the hosts in Belo Horizonte by a score of 7-1. VOA’s Scott Bobb reports from Rio de Janeiro.

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