Twitter loves nothing more than kicking someone when they're down, and duly had a field day as Brazil's living nightmare continued into the third/fourth play-off.
The night started with a degree of hope - I mean, look! Here was Neymar out of his hospital bed and hobbling awkwardly around the place.
"It's a miracle. Neymar can walk!!" Cheers Geoff pic.twitter.com/1ZZ8GLYmlL
— Cheers Geoff (@Cheers_geoff) July 12, 2014
As the match kicked off, Brazil legend Cafu tweeted this:
I hope the National Team does a great play today and show Brasilian people that what happened was as accident. — Cafu. (@officialcafu) July 12, 2014
60 seconds later Thiago Silva, fresh back from suspension, proved beyond all doubt that it wasn't.
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 12, 2014
And ref Djamel Haimoudi's pity call, showing Thiago Silva just a yellow, provoked its share of rage.
Biggest bottle job ever. How's that not a red card? http://t.co/mVmeB2a1Oz
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) July 12, 2014
Then David Luiz did what David Luiz does, and Daley Blind made it two.
David Luiz won't rest until every last Brazilian child is crying. — Oscar Pye-Jeary (@oscarpyejeary) July 12, 2014
That little girl belting out the national anthem earned something of a following, incidentally - and she is quite possibly the only Brazilian to come out of Saturday night with her reputation enhanced:
That little girl mascot showed more passion singing the national anthem than the whole England team.
— Troy (@MrKittenTamer) July 12, 2014
How many of the home side are singing the anthem for the last time? Young mascot girl really belting that one out. You go, girl.
— Radio WDON (@RadioWDON) July 12, 2014
With the result all but settled, it was time for Twitter's equivalent of the Mexican wave - memes. As this:
Led to this:
And as Brazil conceded their 10th goal in four days, a new hashtag broke out:
— Football Tips (@footballtips) July 12, 2014
And in light of this ill-timed piece of promotion from Barnsley Museum:
It took a top, top pundit to sum up an incredible week.
Brazil; it's just like watching Brazil. — Toby Fair (@TopTopPundit) July 12, 2014
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