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An Open Letter To The Brazilian Team

In spite of the loss, there's so much to be proud of.

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Brazil,

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We know it's a tough time.

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And the pain of defeat is brutal.

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But there is still much to be hopeful for.

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An entire coutry has rallied behind you.

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You have put on heroic performances.

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And progressed through the tournament with grace.

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(And typical Brazilian style.)

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Even when tragedy struck.

Brazilian star Neymar was ruled out of the World Cup after he sustained a back injury against Colombia.
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Brazilian star Neymar was ruled out of the World Cup after he sustained a back injury against Colombia.

You honored your fallen teammate.

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And showed how much you care for each other.

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You displayed respect.

Brazil's David Luiz and Dani Alves urge the crowd to acknowledge Colombia’s James Rodriguez amazing World Cup performance.
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Brazil's David Luiz and Dani Alves urge the crowd to acknowledge Colombia’s James Rodriguez amazing World Cup performance.

And compassion for opponents.

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Along with those who are less fortunate off the pitch.

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You may have lost,

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And the pain is harsh.

This is the saddest thing ever. Poor old Brazil #bra

Tom Warren@tomwarren

This is the saddest thing ever. Poor old Brazil #bra

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However, defeat at home is something you've experienced before.

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You've felt the everlasting sting of the "Maracanazo."

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But your resilient spirit allowed you to rise from the ashes.

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And you went on to produce some of the most legendary teams.

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And players.

The world has ever seen.

So don't cry Brazil.

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You still have five stars on your chest.

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And you've achieved glory more times than anyone else.

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So "Get up, get rid of the dirt, and let's move on."

Brasil, “levanta, sacode a poeira e dá a volta por cima”

Dilma Rousseff@dilmabr

Brasil, “levanta, sacode a poeira e dá a volta por cima”

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Because at the end of the day, you're still the Seleção.

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