Well like you, I could NOT believe it, I practically screamed out loud three times when I saw the first three goals go in!
A lesson to all, emotion and adrenaline ONLY goes so far. My dear Luiz singing the national anthem like he wanted to tear his mouth does not won games!
This team suffered MORE from the loss of Thiago Silva than Neymar. Every single goals was a defensive error. On three or four of the goals, if you go back and look at the still frames / pictures you will note that defenders are missing from the picture. Luiz and Marcelo appeared to be more interested in being attackers than defenders, leaving poor Dante playing his first match all alone. Maicon was also either trying to play as a winger or just ball watching when the ball came his way.
Having said all that, here is the simple fact, THIS TEAM WAS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. They rode emotion and adrenaline to get to this point and their FIRST game against a true strong soccer power, look how they collapsed.
And really the margin of victory should be the only surprise but not the defeat. The history is there for us all to see...
They struggled against Croatia and won via the dubious penalty call, Could not score against Mexico and tied with Chile with BOTH Neymar and Thiago Silva in the team! The labored to beat a spirited and stubborn Columbia 2-1
So again, this team simply way not good enough. Did anyone see Fred contribute anything to the games he played? Gustavo in midfield? Old Maicon to replace Dani Alves...? That team has only THREE cut above the norm players: Neymar, Oscar and Thiago Silva. Neymar is No where near Messi, and sadly unlike Messi that carries his team and has a super supporting cast in the likes of Higuain, Agrueo, Di Maria, Brazil had only Oscar and did not play Willian enough.
Well sad to see them go, but I had predicted an Argentina -Germany Final. AND I had predicted that Brazil's adrenaline would end indeed in the Semi's. So Messi had better produce the goods tomorrow!
As for Brazil, maybe they need to woo Diego Costa back home...