Understanding the Cultural Shame Behind Brazil’s Loss

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Brazilians were weeping after yesterday’s 7 to 1 semi-final game in the World Cup. As Germany goes on to the final, Brazilian newspapers are headlining “the most shameful moment in history… the shame of shames.” Laurent Dubois is editor of the Soccer Politics Blog, a Professor at Duke University and author of Haiti: The Aftershocks of History and Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France.




Warren Olney