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Arabs Gloat at Brazil's World Cup Defeat
Written by Amira Al Hussaini On 8 July 2014 @ 22:27 pm | 6 Comments
In Arabic, Bahrain, Brazil, Breaking News, Egypt, English, Middle East & North Africa, Photos, Saudi Arabia, Sport, Syria, Weblog
Arabs seem to have watched with glee as Germany beat Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semi-finals, which ended a few minutes ago.
Following Brazil's humiliating defeat, Egyptian @kazakhelo jokes to his 13.6k followers on Twitter [ar]:
معلش يابنتي، تتعوض، كاس العالم الجاي مصر تصعد و انتوا تكسبوا pic.twitter.com/41zh25Mrkv 
— KaZaKHeLOمهاتما-كازا (@kazakhelo) July 8, 2014 
Never mind. You can still recover. For the next World Cup, Egypt qualifies, and you win.
Obviously, this netizen has no faith in his national team.
And the jokes continue.
Egyptian Hazem Youssef claims:
ده من الماتشات اللي بتتكرر مرة كل 100 سنة.. لحد دلوقتي ألمانيا جالها 6 فرص جابت منهم 7 إجوان.
— hazem youssef (@Hazemmontasser) July 8, 2014 
This is a match that will not be repeated in 100 years.
Germany has scored seven goals so far, in six opportunities to score
And for Bahraini Nader AbdulEman, the defeat of the Brazilian team means much more than football. He tweets [ar]:
منتخب مسيلات الدموع خروج من كأس العالم بفضيحة مدوية #البرازيل_المانيا 
— نادر عبدالامام (@NaderAbdulEmam) July 8, 2014 
The tear gas team leaves the World Cup in a scandalous manner
Brazil is allegedly an exporter of tear gas  to Bahrain, used to suppress demonstrators since anti-regime protests started in the country on February 14, 2011.
On a more serious note, Al Jazeera anchor Syrian Faisal Alkasim, with more than 1.5 million followers, wonders:
الكثير من البرازيليين احتجوا على كأس العالم قبل بدئه، فماذا سيفعلون بعد المباراة مع المانيا؟
— فيصل القاسم (@kasimf) July 8, 2014 
Many Brazilians protested against the World Cup before it even started. What will they do now after this match with Germany?
And Saudi TV presenter Waled Alfarraj tweets to his 2.13 million followers a similar sentiment:
— وليد_الفراج# (@waleedalfarraj) July 8, 2014 
Brazilians will pour out their anger against the government after losing the finals.
The world was set ablaze a few minutes ago. It really is a scandal
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URLs in this post:
 Image: https://twitter.com/hamadalarify/status/486629302369140736
 pic.twitter.com/41zh25Mrkv: http://t.co/41zh25Mrkv
 July 8, 2014: https://twitter.com/kazakhelo/statuses/486628424535257088
 July 8, 2014: https://twitter.com/Hazemmontasser/statuses/486625208426823681
 #البرازيل_المانيا: https://twitter.com/hashtag/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%B2%D9%8A%D9%84_%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%A7?src=hash
 July 8, 2014: https://twitter.com/NaderAbdulEmam/statuses/486616668366311424
 exporter of tear gas: https://bahrainwatch.org/arms/
 July 8, 2014: https://twitter.com/kasimf/statuses/486615411710902272
 pic.twitter.com/6uT4PMlxmu: http://t.co/6uT4PMlxmu
 July 8, 2014: https://twitter.com/waleedalfarraj/statuses/486626553439064065
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