Will Brazil's World Cup loss go down as a sad sports moment, or become a political flashpoint?

As you probably heard, Germany destroyed Brazil (7-1) on Tuesday in a World Cup semifinal game, marking the departure of the host nation from the unpopular and expensive soccer project that President Dilma Rousseff had set her reputation on.

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Many say the match could have serious and lasting political repercussions for Rousseff and the country. Or was it just a game?

Here are some sports moments that changed the course of national politics and identify. Which moments would you add to the list? Let me know in the comments.


David Conrad