‘Don’t cry for me Argentina’: Brazil mock rivals’ Earth Cup upset

DOHA, Nov 23 — Several ordeals can assess to seeing a World Cup in Brazil: the borderline-obsessive football passion the explosion of satisfaction all around the countrywide group. And the schadenfreude when rivals Argentina reduce.

The latter was on whole display screen Tuesday when Argentina, the neighbors Brazilians like to detest, opened their hugely expected campaign in Qatar by suffering a single of the biggest upsets in Entire world Cup heritage, a 2-1 decline to 51st-rated Saudi Arabia.

The consequence was satisfied with mirth in Brazil, whose beloved “Selecao” missing the 2021 Copa America closing at property to their continental rivals.

“Argentina” soon turned the prime trending subject on Twitter in Brazil — mainly pushed by mockery from the sort of admirers who brazenly confess their second-beloved Entire world Cup pleasure is viewing Lionel Messi and group reduce.

“There are three things that convey pleasure to any Brazilian,” tweeted 1 wag.

“1. Barbecue 2. Holidays 3. Argentine crying.”

An additional tweeted a image of himself grinning fortunately in a yellow-and-inexperienced Brazil jersey, with the text: “Don’t cry for me Argentina.”

Some Brazilians reinvented the Argentine flag, replacing the solar in the centre with a yellow “sobbing” emoji.

Other folks ended up impressed to hatch new definitions of “schadenfreude,” the German word normally translated as enjoyment derived from one more person’s misfortune.

“Does SCHADENFREUDE mean ‘Argentina acquired screwed’ in German?” wrote 1 social media wit.

An additional strand of mockery utilized Brazilians’ have lingo — the term “zebra,” which suggests upset.

“A ‘zebra’ at the Planet Cup is great, but a ‘zebra’ with Argentina IS SO Very Fantastic,” stated just one tweet.

“Argentina dropped their invincibility in their Environment Cup opener in a ‘zebra.’ If that is not an exceptional early morning for any Brazilian football fan, I really don’t know what is!” said one more.

But many others in Brazil — arguably the only nation additional typically cited as tournament favorites than Argentina — have been all also mindful that what goes all-around arrives close to.

“Let’s quiet down. Brazil enjoy tomorrow, and they are favorites!” said a person, as Neymar and staff organized to make their debut Thursday in opposition to Serbia.

Then, there was the unmentionable memory of the Brazilians’ personal not-so-long-ago humiliation: the five-time champions’ 7-1 reduction to Germany at dwelling in the 2014 Planet Cup semi-finals.

“Argentina’s reduction may have been a major ‘zebra,’ but sadly for us, better not to even try to remember our finest shame, correct?” tweeted one. — AFP