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

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When a Game Changed a Nation

David Conrad

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.

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


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