Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Brazil Relief as Argentina Riots Following WC Final Loss
Washington Post, July 14th, 2014 2:11PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  argentina, brazil, germany

MOST COMMENTED

While Brazilians fans rejoiced, there were riots in Argentina as Germany won the World Cup, becoming the first European nation to ever win the tournament in South America. In the end, Germany’s 1-0 overtime win against hated rival Argentina was consolation for the Brazilian people, who could hardly fathom the image of President Dilma Rousseff handing the World Cup trophy to Argentina captain Lionel Messi after all they had endured with the national team.

"Germany has brought great happiness to the Brazilian people," Reuters quoted Pedro Cozzolimo, 27, a lawyer from Rio de Janeiro, as saying immediately after the final. "Thank you Germany," he shouted.

Meanwhile, in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s failure prompted scores of angry youths to vandalize the capital, hurling rocks, destroying storefronts and breaking into buildings. Police said 20 officers were injured and at least 60 people were arrested during the riots.

The Washington Post’s Terrence McCoy wonders whether their angry response was a referendum on the state of Argentina’s economy. As McCoy notes, the Argentine peso has already declined 20 percent this year, prompting fears of another meltdown. “It is impossible to separate politics from soccer,” McCoy writes. “Few countries needed a big victory like Argentina.”

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Clasico to Break Records     
AS reports that Saturday's Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Bernabeu in Madrid will ...
Dunga Names Neymar Brazil Captain    
Brazilian national team coach Dunga on Friday revealed that Neymar will retain the captain's armband when ...
Reports: Lampard Could Extend City Stay     
According to reports in England, Frank Lampard could be able to stay on loan at Manchester ...
Pogba Signs Three-Year Extension with Juve    
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba on Friday signed a new deal that will keep him at the ...
Rio Ferdinand to Retire This Season    
Former England captain and Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has said he plans to retire ...
Garcia: Roma Must Respond Following Bayern "Accident"     
AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia on Friday admitted that his team has a long way to ...
Mourinho: Costa Could Play Against Man United    
Jose Mourinho on Friday revealed that Chelsea striker Diego Costa could play at Manchester United on ...
Enrique: Suarez to Make Barca Clasico Debut     
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique on Friday confirmed that Luis Suarez will play in Saturday's Clasico vs. ...
Sporting Demands UCL Replay     
Sporting Lisbon has lodged a formal complaint with UEFA demanding a replay of its UEFA Champions ...
FIFA Rankings: USA Falls to 23rd    
Jurgen Klinsmann's USA fell six places to 23rd in FIFA's international rankings following a pair of ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives