Skip to content

Player ratings? Brazil newspaper gives every player a solid zero

Jul 9, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

(Getty Images) Getty Images

I don’t speak Portuguese, nor do I really need to if I want to understand the spirit behind the player ratings from this local newspaper in Brazil after the host nation’s 7-1 loss to Germany in the team’s World Cup semifinal.

So many times we read a group of ‘player ratings’ from a match and laugh at the arbitrary marks. “He played very poorly” can still net a player a 4.5

Not today. Not in Brazil:

The fallout is wide-reaching, and the funny thing will be whether anyone hears what Brazil manager Luis Felipe Scolari is saying. It’s a major loss, “the worse day of my life”, but there were plenty of factors that show Brazil won’t have to destroy its soccer structure.

Featured video

PST Extra reviews the 2014-15 season