World Cup 2014: Brazil wakes up to cold reality of calamity

The Argentina fans making their way down the concrete walkways to the Arena Corinthians before last night’s match had already bought their first souvenirs of the monumental Brazil collapse to Germany in the semi-final the previous evening. On newly printed flags fluttering from cars or tied around shoulders was the laughing face of Diego Maradona and the message “Adios Brasilenos”.