The World Cup in their own country and Brazil were embarrassed by a far superior, machine-like German team who ruthlessly handed the hosts a 7-1 defeat at the semi-final stage of the competition.
They encountered an historic first half meltdown that saw the German's enter the half time break with a five goal advantage and fans began to turn their outrage and despair towards President Dilma Rousseff.
Tears flooded the eyes of many Brazilians watching their team mercifully beaten down by Joachim Loew's well oiled machine and it wasn't long before the sadness turned to anger.
Reminiscent of the opening ceremony, fans in Belo Horizonte began to chant: "Hey, Dilma, go get ****ed in the ***!” at around the 40 minute mark of the contest and they continued for a solid couple of minutes.
The 7-1 loss to the rampant away side gave Brazil it's worst ever defeat in World Cup History, it even ousted the shameful 6-0 defeat to Uruguay in the 1950 World Cup as their largest ever defeat in the competition.
The home team were without talisman Neymar through injury and inspirational centre back Thiago Silva through suspension, but the exclusion of these two players was surely not enough to emanate such a catastrophic disaster, one that was witnessed by the whole world in the country's back yard.
The distraught emotions felt by many watching the game were soon focused on the nation's president, Dilma will face election season after FIFA pack up and head home from the World Cup and a salty taste has been left in the mouth's of many with Brazil's limping exit from the competition.
The controversy over the human and financial cost of the World Cup being staged in Rio is something that Dilma has had to face throughout the entire process. For the country to make the semi-final stage may have been enough of a cushion to leave the current president unaffected in the upcoming election process.
Some political analysts had suggested an early exit from Football's biggest tournament could leave Brazilians in a sour enough mood to protest and potentially set an early exit from office for Dilma.
Brazil's success thus far had reinvigorated the mood around the nation, the skies were often lit with fireworks over the favelas and parties across the country would wade on through the night.
However, the end of the road for the home nation means a quieter atmosphere engulfing the country and memories of the cheering crowds after Brazil's victory over Chile seem like a far distant memory.
Now Brazil's exit may be the signal for a possible early exit for President Rousseff.
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