Brazil’s World Cup humiliation that became an expression

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Six years after Brazil suffered their most humiliating experience on a football pitch, the 7-1 World Cup thrashing on home soil at the hands of Germany has become a joke, an expression and even a meme. That infamous scoreline has taken on a meaning of its own to describe any kind of defeat or a heavy blow – physical or figurative. “They gave us a one-seven” or “that was a one-seven” has entered into common parlance in the land more accustomed to stunning victories and brilliant achievements. It was July 8, 2014 when World Cup hosts Brazil took on Germany in the semi-final at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte with an expectant nation behind them. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin