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Brazil's World Cup setbacks: It's out of final, Argentina is in it
Brazil's World Cup setbacks: It's out of final, Argentina is in it

This hasn't been a very good week for Brazil. First its national team got spanked by Germany, 7-1, in the most lopsided semifinal in World Cup history. Then, 24 hours later, Brazilian soccer fans had to watch hated rival Argentina advance to the final by beating the Netherlands in a penalty-kick shootout. The home team gets routed and its unwelcome guests win a squeaker. It's almost as if Argentina had God on its side — which is a topic we'll get to in a minute. The point is, the host country must now busy itself with Saturday's no-one-cares consolation game in remote Brasilia, with Argentina playing Germany in Sunday's final in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium, the holiest shrine...

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