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World Cup ghosts return to haunt Brazil

Updated 11:12 AM ET, Wed July 9, 2014
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A Brazil fan reacts after his team was crushed 7-1 by Germany in a World Cup semifinal match played Tuesday, July 8, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The emotions in the country were reminiscent of 1950, when Brazil last hosted the World Cup and suffered a heartbreaking defeat. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
A Brazil fan cries after the match in Belo Horizonte. Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images
A fan wipes another fan's tears in the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Victor Moriyama/Getty Images
A dejected Brazil fan looks on during the match. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
Brazil fans in Rio de Janeiro appear devastated as they watch a live telecast of the match. Mario Tama/Getty Images
Brazil's Bernard wipes his face during the match. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images
A Brazil fan watches the match in Rio de Janeiro. Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images
A Brazil soccer fan cries as she watches the match in Belo Horizonte. Bruno Magalhaes/AP
Brazil fans look dejected at the stadium. Michael Steele/Getty Images
A Brazil fan looks on in the first half. Martin Rose/Getty Images
Fans of Brazil react while watching the match at Copacabana beach in Rio De Janeiro. Kamil Krzaczynski/Landov
A Brazil fan covers up in Rio de Janeiro. Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images