I’ve been asked by at least 5 people today about the stupid rumor circulating that Brazilian players got paid to lose the game to Germany. Apparently there’s an article in Arabic claiming that its source is AFP and that Brazilians lost the game on purpose. Needless to say, the story is fake and no one mentioned it except few lousy blogs and websites and it’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Why the hell would the Brazilian team, who’s playing on home soil, want to get humiliated by the Germany team 7 to 1?
So please stop sharing this story, and accept the fact that one team played better than the other and won. There’s no conspiracy theory or anything of the sort. This is not Lebanese Football or Basketball, and teams sometimes lose and move on believe it or not!