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Thursday, July 31, 2014, 1:06 p.m.

Anger and despair

It was the most shocking defeat in the history of the World Cup. Brazil's 7-1 semifinal annihilation in Belo Horizonte at the hands of a faultless German side brought the host nation's tournament to a shuddering, horrifying end on Tuesday. After billions of dollars spent on stadiums, after years of buildup and preparation, after so much accrued expectation for soccer's most famed national team, no one could have conceived that ...

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