35 Brutal Newspaper Front Pages That Capture the Agony of Brazil's World Cup Defeat


Brazil's historic capitulation to Germany on Tuesday — the most lopsided World Cup semifinal in history and the host country's worst loss since 1920 — has rocked a nation to its core. Here's a look at how the soul-crushing defeat played on Wednesday's front pages.

1. Metro Belo Horizonte (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

2. O Popular (Goiânia, Brazil)

A historical puncture

3. Diario Catarinense (Florianópolis, Brazil)

How to explain?

4. Lance! Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Indignitation, anger, pain, frustration, irritation, shame, suffering, disappointment ...

5. Gazeta do Povo (Curitiba, Brazil)

The defeat of defeats

6. Jornal de Santa Catarina (Blumenau, Brazil)


7. O Povo (Fortaleza, Brazil)

It wasn't a nightmare. It was real.

8. Folha de S. Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil)

The Brazilian team suffers the worst defeat in history

9. Hoje Em Dia (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)


10. Super Notícia (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

VHEXAME [a portmanteau of vexame ("embarrassment") and hexa ("sixth championship")]

11. Jornal do Commercio (Recife, Brazil)

Grief, Embarrassment, Shame, Humiliation, Blackout

12. Folha de Londrina (Londrina, Brazil)


13. Notícia Agora (Vitória, Brazil)

Cup of Cups? Embarrassment of embarrassments

14. A Gazeta (Vitória, Brazil)


15. O Estado de S. Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil)

Humiliation at home

16. Diário de Canoas (Canoas, Brazil)

What to say?

17. Diario de Santa Maria (Santa Maria, Brazil)

The biggest fiasco in history

18. A Tarde (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil)

Here lies the dream of a sixth championship in 2014 / It died of shame

19. Correio (Salvador, Brazil)

Brazil suffers, at home, its worst defeat / Disgraceful

20. Diário dos Campos (Ponta Grossa, Brazil)

From dream to humiliation

21. O Diário do Norte do Paraná (Maringá, Brazil)

Germany 7, Brazil 1. Choose the correct answer: Blackout, Embarrassment, Fiasco, Disgrace or All of the Above.

22. Noticias do Dia (Joinville, Brazil)

23. A Notícia (Joinville, Brazil)

Disaster, Frustration, Embarrassment, Nightmare, Humiliation, Ravage, Unbelievable

24. Diário de Guarapuava (Guarapuava, Brazil)


25. Comércio da Franca (Franca, Brazil)


26. Notícias do Dia Florianópolis (Florianópolis, Brazil)


27. Hora de Santa Catarina (Florianópolis, Brazil)

Ash Wednesday

28. Pioneiro (Caxias do Sul, Brazil)

Felipe's fiasco

29. O Tempo (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

Embarrassment wouldn't even begin to describe it

30. O Liberal (Belém, Brazil)


31. Amazônia Hoje (Belém, Brazil)

An embarrassment for all time

32. Tribuna Impressa (Araraquara, Brazil)

The fun is over

33. Jornal Meia Hora (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

34. Agora (São Paulo, Brazil)

Brazilian team suffers the biggest humiliation in its 100-year history

35. Correio Braziliense (Brasilia, Brazil)

An embarrassment for eternity