Until Tuesday, when Germany put the hammer down and won 7-1 to reach the World Cup final.
For many Brazilian fans, it must have felt like a bad dream. But it was very real.
One goal after another, Brazil’s hopes for a sixth World Cup title faded away. By the second half, it was just embarrassing.
Only the looks on Brazilian fans’ faces can exemplify just how sad, painful, atrocious, disgusting and humiliating this loss was for their country.
Cheer up, Brazil. You always can say, “Hey, we didn’t have Neymar!”