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SBI Tuesday Rewind: Brazil’s humiliating ouster; Van Persie’s illness; Yedlin’s transfer options; and more

A dejected Brazil supporter in the stands at full time following her sides 1-7 defeat to Germany

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After losing their best player in Neymar, Brazil went into Tuesday’s semifinal against Germany suddenly looking like an underdog. But they left looking like they had been swapped out for a look-alike reserve team as Germany pummeled them with goals. Even missing Neymar to injury and central defender Thiago Silva to yellow card accumulation, Brazil suffering such a clinical 7-1 loss to the Germans was stunning for the host country that many predicted to win the whole tournament.

The Netherlands and Argentina will compete Wednesday for the spot to face Germany in the final and the Dutch could be without their biggest star. Robin van Persie is dealing with an upset stomach and his inclusion in the Dutch’s semifinal will be a game-time decision, coach Louis van Gaal told reporters on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, some of the players that featured during the U.S. Men’s National Team’s unsuccessful World Cup run are attracting plenty of interest overseas, including DeAndre Yedlin. There’s no deal done yet, but SBI looked at the options he has to weigh while he is a hot commodity on the transfer market.

Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI today:

Germany dismantles Brazil to eliminate hosts in shocking lopsided semifinal

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Toni Kroos

Brazil vs. Germany: Your Running Commentary

World Cup semifinals: Brazil vs. Germany: A Look Ahead

The SBI Show: Episode 152 (Recapping the USMNT’s World Cup, and more)

What should Yedlin do next?

NWSL Week 13: A Look Back

Potential pairings for U.S. Open Cup semifinal round revealed

Tuesday Kickoff: Arsenal close in on Sanchez; Thousands mourn Di Stefano; and more

Mid-Day Ticker: Van Persie a doubt for semifinal; Man United reveal USA roster; and more

Man United, Liverpool release new kits



  1. man, we’ve got some sensitive commenters here. yes, it was a “failed world cup run” (although caitlin’s since changed the language).

    we did not win the cup, which is the whole goddamn point of the tournament. therefore, we failed.

    did anybody expect us to succeed? no. am i content with our result? pretty much. still doesn’t mean we succeeded.

  2. I would not classify our tournament as a failure as the article does above. I think it was a successful run for the USMNT when you have realistic expectations.

    • Agree, and….. What are the “Hot Options”? Anything different from what everybody else is already reporting?

    • It doesn’t classify it as a failure as you imply. It said it was a failed run – as in we didn’t win the Cup or even get farther than we have before. But you are right it was not a failure. Klinsmann didn’t think we could win, so how could it be a failure.

      • Anybody with a brain didnt think we would win. But we got out of a group where just about everyone in the world had us going out early. Not to mention we had young players that really stepped up. So i wouldnt call it a failure

      • it’s not a failure, hat would be ridiculous to claim that. I think we left money on the table actually

    • Ok every team that comes up short had a unsuccessful tournament. Did we have positive progress in some ways yeah but if you don’t won you aren’t successful.

    • I agree. Advancing out of the group of death in a tournament where Portugal, Italy, England, Japan, Spain, and Croatia and other strong clubs were not able to make it to the knockout stages makes it a good run. We also were a handful for a very talented team in Belgium. I really don’t see how this showing was disappointing.


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