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brazilsadTuesday’s disastrous Brazil-Germany FIFA2014 World Cup futbol match, which ended in Germany whipping the host country 7-1, has saddened the nation (photo.) And on Wednesday, Brazil’s soccer fans were struggling to understand what exactly went wrong.

We analyzed press and social media reactions and translated from the Portuguese to bring you their Pocho Ocho top reasons for Brazil’s FAIL:

8. Blame it on the bossa nova, with its magic spell.

7. All those pesky Hitler clones on the Brazil team let Germany win.

6. Alemania? We thought we were playing Ally McBeal! [Mas…]

chilaquilesHello. Is Tia Lencha here. I haves the World Cup feber. Do ju?

Is the feber ju get from watching the World Cups and being so mad at the referees and Holland and wonder who put brujeria on Brazil, that ju want to hit the telebision with a cuchara from the kishen. But I watch the games anyways.

The only gway I can watch the games now is to drink some micheladas to make me want to hit the telebision less times. So today I tell ju how to make chilaquiles to go with the beers that ju need in order to watch the games of the third place and the finals this week.

First the ingrediens:

  • Tortillas (the more estale the better, like the U.S. defense except for Howard’s)
  • Corn oil (slippery oil like the FIFA) [Mas…]

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Watch: In Brazil, one fútbol fan floats some social criticism

by Especial Correspondents July 2, 2014 Cultura
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How’s your Portuguese? The LiveLeak uploader says this high-tech balsero is yelling “Why do we need hospitals, roads, schools and public security if we have the World Cup? Give [me] my beer to enjoy this shit!”

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Brazil: Topless body builder futbol fans flex for the camera

by Verdana Bold June 30, 2014 Cultura
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Futbol fans went topless to flaunt their ripped torsos for the camera and World Cup FIFA Fan Fest crowds in Sao Paolo Saturday.

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America’s love of futbol is a ‘sign of moral decay’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 27, 2014 Cartoons
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‘Mexican Elephant’ loves futbol, so TGIF and ‘Shabbat Shalom’ (video)

by Comic Saenz June 27, 2014 Cultura
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We don’t know why this video is called Mexican Elephant, or why the commentary is in Hebrew, since we think this footage was shot in Thailand. Nevertheless, we agree with the announcer: Shabbat Shalom! !שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

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Area futbol fans celebrate El Tri’s 3-1 victory over Croatia (photo)

by Especial Correspondents June 25, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from HUNTINGTON PARK, CALIFAS) Hundreds of local athletic supporters — fans of the Mexican World Cup futbol team — celebrated El Tri’s 3-1 victory over Croatia Monday afternoon (photo, above). The celebration was mostly peaceful and Huntington Park police said only four fans were arrested — three for disorderly conduct and one for […]

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Is Spanish-language TV futbol play-by-play racist? (audio)

by Especial Correspondents June 23, 2014 Audio
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When American Latinos watch Spanish-langugage FIFA broadcasts from Brazil, some are shocked by the casual use of words like “greña” and “moreno” that would be considered offensive in the U.S. This report from Public Radio International explores the controversy: PREVIOUSLY ON SPANISH TV:

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¡Ask A Mexican! Is yelling ‘puto’ at futbol homophobic? (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz June 20, 2014 Cultura
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Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano continues on his World Cup kick with a discussion of the Mexican team’s performance in their tied match with Brazil and the spectators’ habit of calling the opposing team putos. [NSFW adult language.] P.S.: Spoiler warning: You may be a puto if….

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Mexico-Brazil fútbol generates an F-bomb on Irish TV (NSFW video)

by Moctezuma Cortés June 19, 2014 El Now
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Inspired by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s L.A Kings F-bomb on live TV, on-the-air sports presenters in Ireland dropped the bomb during halftime of Tuesday’s Mexico-Brazil match. [NSFW adult language if someone there at your job can understand the thick Irish brogues. It’s more like “fookin” or something.]

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USMNT scores against Ghana, Times Square reacts [video]

by Especial Correspondents June 16, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting From NEW YORK CITY) The Jumbotron in Times Square in New Jack City flashes news of a   g o o o o a l   by USMNT forward Herculez Gomez in World Cup competition against Ghana and Manhattan passersby react as only New Yorkers can.

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Everyone wins a World Cup of Everything Else (infographics)

by ALBERTO SOLAPIEDRA June 12, 2014 Cartoons
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If there were a World Cup for the Highest Percentage of Middle-Aged Unmarried Women Between 45 and 49, Brazil would win! ¡Ole! In the World Cup for the Futbol Team with the Most Twitter Followers, the winner is Selección Mexicana, @miseleccionmx on the Tuiter:

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Latinos y gringos in Buenos Aires? Eat tacos, watch futbol here (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN June 11, 2014 Audio
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Attention assorted Latinos and gringos: Are you stuck in Buenos Aires far away from home when you’d rather be watching the World Cup with your amigos? Come on down to La Fábrica del Taco (LFDT) at either Gorriti 5062 Palermo or Baez 246 Cañitas for comida, cerveza and futbol! Maybe you’ll miss home a little […]

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Brazil sex workers learn English to prep for World Cup (NSFW video)

by MY LLORONA June 10, 2014 Cultura
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The Association of Prostitutes of Minas Gerais is teaching English to sex workers to help them deal with foreign customers. The state will host a match between Costa Rica and England and expects horny hordes of visiting futbol fans. Monday’s class, run by Igor Fuchs, was the last before today’s formal start of the games […]

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¡Ask A Mexican! Why do Chicanos root for the Mexican soccer team?

by DONALDO ESTERLING June 6, 2014 Cultura
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It’s that Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano guy again, this time explaining why Mexican-American soccer (futbol) fans root for the Mexican team even if the game is against Los United Estates. Arellano, looking a little green, claims it’s one of the cultural peculiarities gabachos hate most about Mexicanos. PREVIOUSLY ON FUTBOL:

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Brazil team preps for next Winter Olympics (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés March 6, 2014 Cultura
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While the rest of the world focuses on Carnaval in Brazil, and the upcoming World Cup, dedicated Brazilian athletes have begun training for the next Winter Games.

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Welcome to World Cup 2014 – with ♡ from Anonymous Brasil (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés November 4, 2013 El Now
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Riots in Rio continue as the country prepares for the World Cup next year. Self-appointed “hacktivist” group Anonymous Brasil has its own spin on events.

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Somehow, during the Olympics, we missed the ‘Siesta Cup’ (video)

by NIKE CORTEZ August 14, 2012 Cultura
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This German TV network news report covers the grueling Siesta World Cup competition, which always seems to be always won by Latinos. Thanks to our friends at LatinoRebels.com for the news tip!

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