Well, that was…disappointing. After Brazil’s rout of Austria in a friendly, Brazilians were expecting something a little more substantial than a mere tie against Switzerland. Alas, it was not to be.
Brazilians, as is their wont, were quick to point out the motive:
She was far from alone in that sentiment.
Translation of the gif: “Hold me back, girlfriend!”
Translation of the tweet: “I just have 5 words for this ref and Switzerland:
THE GAME WAS SO THROWN
Not everybody, however, was of the same opinion.
Translation: I’m Brazilian, but I think Neymar deserved it! He thinks he’s so great, dear Lord, I don’t have time for that.
The game also provoked some longing for past glory.
Translation of the meme: Good times, there was a drug dealer, a “pagodeiro (someone who likes a style of music associated with Brazil’s slums)”, a guy who patronized male prostitutes, and an evangelical…but they got things done.
Here are some highlights of the game, in case you missed it: