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21 Ways The Internet Screamed At Brazil’s World Cup Loss

Brazil knocked Mexico out of the round of 16 in FIFA’s World Cup, securing their spot in the quarterfinals. Latinos around the world grieved the loss of their respective countries and then shifted allegiances to either Brazil.

All in one day, all was lost, but Brazil gave the best game in World Cup history, and the Internet was screaming.

1. Immediately, the Belgian snobbery started taking over the interwebz.

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Who knew soccer aficionados were so into “Pretty Little Liars”? Literally every win has churned out this meme.

2. Nobody was allowed to speak of anything else.

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“I’m sorry, what? You’re talking about your education? THERE ARE BIGGER ISSUES HERE, TONTA.”

It was an emotional day.

3. Latin tears contributed to rising sea levels this day July 6, 2018.

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When Miami goes under, we’ll blame the Belgians. Screw their chocolate.

We lost a whole city today.

4. Generations of families came together to weep.

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It is visceral, this pain. Brazil was killing it the first 20 minutes of the game. The emotional rollercoaster began when Belgium scored.

5. But we’re still ride or die, Brazil. ????????

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Well, I mean, most of us…

6. Germany, Argentina, Portugal and Mexico have no f*cks to give.

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I mean, that’s all we’re saying. Que te cagas, Brazil.

7. It seems that these colors are debilitating to the Brazil team.

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Like, achilles heel, terrible. Like Fabuloso on a Saturday morning. You can’t escape the defeat.

8. Pray that Uganda never plays Brazil. ????????

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There are two layers of black, red and yellow, you guys. Plus a rooster? It’ll be a savage loss.

9. The mocking of Brazil was tenfold on Twitter.

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FYI: That is Belgium’s flag, and during the last World Cup, Brazil was booted by Germany in the quarterfinals. This year, however, they didn’t just accept the loss in the second half. They f*cking played like champions.

10. Especially of Neymar. He is the meme King.

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The Internet is making el pobrecito eat all his words. The superstitious in me blames Neymar for being too cocky and dramatic af.

11. Although, some think Neymar brought all the entertainment to the game.

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If you create a meme about Neymar, and Neymar doesn’t see it, is it even a meme?

Someone please make sure he sees all of these.

12. The world has mad jokes for Neymar.

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I mean, we hope to see Neymar at this year’s Oscars ceremonies. What’s that shirt say? King of Fútbol or King of Drama?

13. Maybe he’ll win a Grammy, too.

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LMFAO, they see me rollin’. Get it? During his game with Mexico, he brought the drama, that’s all.

14. True fans are upset over Brazil’s new drama reputation.

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I mean, mostly, it’s that Brazil used to win, and now they lose. Sad.

15. En realidad, Neymar and Coutinho pulled more than their fair share on the team.

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The team honestly could have won if the ref just blew an extra whistle or two, or had an ounce of luck on their side. The played hard.

16. OK, but more importantly, did anyone notice Neymar’s hair cuts?

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Truth, I think he actually just had one haircut, but the internet can’t appreciate varied styling, so calláte about it already.

17. Brazil pride will live on for many more World Cup tournaments.

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Look at these animals hold it down with their viejo. Que cute.

18. And whatever Belgium has to say, Brazil has all the comebacks:

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Preach. I don’t even know who to root for in the semifinals. Just not Belgium.

19. Brazil went into the second half at 2-0, and kept fighting.

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And for that, we have all the inspo and fuerte we need to wait for 2022’s victory.

20. Brazil’s performance will be missed in the next few weeks.

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In the meantime, Neymar can fully heal his delicate ankle and return to glory, please.

21. The biggest question of all, though:

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I have so much side eye right now and I don’t know who to be mad at, but I’m going with the Brazil-Belgium refs.

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MLS Players Test Positive As Teams Travel To Florida To Start Tournament

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MLS Players Test Positive As Teams Travel To Florida To Start Tournament

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The numbers are startling. The number of COVID-19 infections in the U.S. is skyrocketing and breaking records for the number of infections almost daily. One of the hardest-hit states in Florida and the MLS is determined to bring their season back using Florida as their meeting ground.

MLS athletes and staff members are testing positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Florida.

Major League Soccer is one of the first sports to attempt to restart its season. Fans were excited about the decision to restart the sport and MLS officials set their sights on the Walt Disney World Resort. Teams were flown down to Orlando to create a bubble to restart the sport as safely as possible.

Florida is experiencing one of the most severe spikes in cases in the country and the MLS is not immune to the spread.

Florida recently reported more than 10,000 cases July 1, a record for the state, and within 1,000 infections from the nation’s record set in New York. Orange County, which is home to Orlando and Walt Disney World Resort, is facing one of the most devastating outbreaks in the state.

There is a lot of chatter about whether or not is possible for this bubble idea to work.

“So far, most guys have been sticking to their rooms, playing video games, FIFA and 2K. We’ve had the opportunity share meals together, which was nice because I haven’t eaten in a group in a long time,” San Jose defender Tommy Thompson told Tampa Bay Times. “It felt great to be back on the field. When we all got on that bus together and started to train with contact, it felt really good.”

Fans are questioning if this idea is going to work.

Some players have told the press that they do feel safe in the bubble as the teams practice and prepare for the MLS is Back Tournament.

“Everyone is wearing masks, some guys are wearing gloves, and I feel safe 100 percent,” Dallas midfielder Tanner Tessmann told Tampa Bay Times. “They separated us on the buses and on the plane. We are staying one to a room in the hotel. So, I feel really safe. They have good procedures in place, so everything should go smoothly.”

The MLS is Back Tournament is set to begin July 8, considering everything goes according to plan. The rest of the teams are expected to arrive this week with the first game between Inter Miami and Orlando City.

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Teammates Give Friend One Last Soccer Goal To Honor His Life After Being Killed By Police

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Teammates Give Friend One Last Soccer Goal To Honor His Life After Being Killed By Police

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There are protests against police brutality taking place across the world. The death of George Floyd sparked global anger about how people are treated by police officers. In Oaxaca, the people offered a touching tribute to a young boy killed by police.

This was the scene of a funeral in Oaxaca, Mexico honoring a teenage boy.

The young boy, identified as Alexander Martinez, was killed by municipal police in Oaxaca. Martinez was a dual citizen of the U.S. and Mexico and had been back in Oaxaca for four years. The young boy was a soccer player with a promising future.

People immediately took notice of the phrase over the goal.

Martinez’s teammates gave him a chance to score one last goal before being buried. The team met at the field where they played and he scored one last goal.

People who have seen the tweet are stricken with the irony that the goal has the words “Un Gonierno para Todos.” This translates to “A Government for Everyone.” The boy’s death, to some people, proves the hollowness of the slogan.

People are comparing this young man’s death to the death of George Floyd.

While the circumstances are much different, people are angered that the young boy was killed by the police for no reason. There is no concrete explanation as to why Martinez was shot.

It has been reported that Martinez and a friend were at the convenience store buying a soda when they were shot by police. People believe that it was a case of mistaken identity turned deadly when the boys ran from police who were shooting from a squad car.

The tribute is a touching example of athletics for some.

The video is very emotional. After the goal is scored, the teammates rush the coffin and pile on top grieving for their friend’s untimely death.

Rest in peace, Martinez.

Our thoughts are with your friends and family.

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