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At least their fans aren't lacking bite

This is what pain and humiliation looks like when your beloved country has just sensationally lost in the semi-final of the world's greatest football tournament.

If this man had been wearing all green, he would have been a dead ringer for the Incredible Hulk as he sinks his teeth into a Brazilian flag.

Perhaps he's a distant relative of Luis Suarez – either way, you wouldn't want to go meet this guy up a dark alley singing the Deutschlandlied.

However, for this Brazil fan the fact that his team was also hosting the FIFA World Cup makes the disappointment even harder to endure.

And how the world laughed when Brazil were outclassed on the pitch by a superb Germany in a sensational 7-1 defeat at Estadio Mineriao last Tuesday evening in Belo Horizonte.

As it rained five German goals in the first 30 minutes – faster than most fans were able to comment about it on Twitter, or Facebook – commentators had spotted this fan in his over-the-top support of the home side.

As Brazil's defeat became one of it's nationally acclaimed lowest points in its history, this man has since become the face of defeat.

Clearly Germany did not read the script, where Brazil would win the cup for the sixth time, adding to their 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002 successes.

As the country went into collective meltdown, President Dilma Rousseff urged Brazilians to bounce back after its defeat.

Naturally, she took to Twitter to lead her countrymen and women: "Like all Brazilians, I am very, very sad after the defeat. But we will not let ourselves be broken."

It's unlikely that Brazil's only goal helped soften this most public of defeats, but spare a thought for Brazil's Luiz Felipe Scolari.

While he has to rally his team to take on Holland in the third-place play-off today, it seems likely the 65-year-old will lose his job after the tournament.

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