A Brazilian football supporter stunned by several German
goals wanted the horror to end.
Dr Carolina Loch, of Florianopolis city in southern Brazil,
said she watched the five quick German goals with 50 people
in The Bog Irish Bar and hoped it was a nightmare.
''I expected to wake and find the game had not started.''
The 7-1 loss was ''totally unexpected'', but her team had
played like ''amateurs''.
The Brazilian people would be ''crushed'' and many would be
too upset to go to work, she said.
Her boyfriend, Nathan Keen, of Dunedin, said he was prepared
to face a roller coaster of emotions from Dr Loch this week.
Dr Loch said despite the disappointment yesterday, she was
proud of her country for hosting a fantastic competition.
Now, she would support fellow South American team Argentina.
Her friend, DJ Zanicotti, of Curitiba, disagreed: ''I will
support the Netherlands. Argentina, never.''
Mr Zanicotti said the result would influence the result of
the Brazilian general election in October.
Longtime Brazilian supporter Prof Lucio Goncalves, of Rio de
Janeiro, said he had never seen a Brazilian team take such a
However, he hoped the result would bring the desperately
needed change in Government in the hope it would curb the
rampant corruption in Brazil.
Bog manager Adam Richan said the games which attracted the
biggest crowds to the bar involved England, United States and