Americas Why some Brazilians see a silver lining in epic World Cup loss

Brazil's 7-1 loss to Germany could reignite tough debate over huge government spending on the World Cup. Some say that's a good thing.

By , Correspondent

Leo Correa

It was a chance to chase away the ghosts of the 1950 World Cup final, when Brazil was upset by Uruguay. Instead, the first World Cup on Brazilian soil in 64 years became the medium last night for the national team to suffer another stunning loss – creating new demons for this soccer-obsessed nation.