Marco Werman: Finally today, there are only two games left in the World Cup. Brazil and The Netherlands will battle it out for third place on Saturday and in the final on Sunday, Germany face Argentina. Brazilians, as we've reported here on The World, are distraught at being shutout of the final on home soil and a decisive hammering defeat at that. But compounding that home turf nightmare is that arch rivals Argentina could be the ones that lift the World Cup trophy on Sunday in Brazil. There's no love lost between the two South American soccer powers. Here's proof of that if you needed any. Those are Argentina's players celebrating one of their victories in the tournament with a chant that asks "Brazil, tell me how it feels to be bossed around in your own home?" Rubbing their face in it. Did you recognize the tune by the way? Yup, it's the melody to Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising." Argentine sports reporter Marcela Mora y Araujo was in Brazil for the World Cup. She's now back in Argentina and says everyone there is singing it.
Marcela Mora y Araujo: It's being chanted by the players themselves in the dressing room in a video that's gone viral on the internet. Children sing it, people hum it, it's amazing and it's one of those catchy tunes with catchy lyrics that's just in everyone's mouth all the time.
Werman: Marcela points out the chant is especially popular because it doesn't use profanity to poke fun at Brazilians but it does refer to Brazil as Argentina's child, and that says Marcela, is not a compliment.
Araujo: Referring to someone as your son, your child isn't flattery at all. The paternity is anything but a healthy link, it has to do with submission and maybe with saying in a certain way "You're rubbish" or "You're my slave" even, so it's quite a strong intention.
Werman: Sports reporter Marcela Mora y Araujo speaking with us from Argentina. The family analogy goes both ways by the way. Our editor William Troop is just back from Brazil and he says that during the World Cup, Brazilian media have been referring to Argentines as "our brothers" but it's often right before a story on how some visiting Argentine fans have been causing trouble. So, with Argentina in the World Cup final, Bad Moon Rising indeed for Brazilians in Rio.