Brazil president ‘sad’, ‘sorry’ over defeat in World Cup semi-finals

PTI Brasilia | Updated on November 25, 2017

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff. File Image

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff said that she was sad and sorry about the country’s humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals.

“Like every Brazilian, I am very, very sad about this defeat. I am immensely sorry for all of us. Fans and our players,” she wrote on Twitter yesterday.

“But we won’t let ourselves stay down,” she said, before quoting a Brazilian song: “Brazil, get up, dust yourself off and move forward.”

During the match at the stadium in Belo Horizonte, sections of the crowd chanted obscenities against Rousseff who did not attend the game.

Rousseff has seen her popularity drop over the past year amid protests against the record $11 billion spent on the tournament, but she still has a wide lead in opinion polls ahead of October elections in which she is seeking a second four-year term.

Published on July 09, 2014

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