3 Lessons From Brazil’s World Cup Defeat To Germany – Wale Tejumade



By Wale Tejumade — July 8, 2014 Tuesday night witnessed a strange act in the history of world football as the Germans shocked the Brazilian team with a whopping 7-1 defeat at the Semi-final match of Brazil 2014 world cup.

We all laughed about this unprecedented defeat, but as I thought about it, there are lessons to be learnt. Here are few…

1. The Indispensable One: There is no gain saying the fact that the absence of the Brazilian Striker, Neymar contributed hugely to their gross loss. This dude had become their god to the extent that the spectators chant his name whenever he’s on the field.



Lesson: If you are one of those who trust in man SO much for help, there may be a time they won’t be able to help you. Not because they don’t want to, but probably because it was beyond their reach.

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2. Success Is Sweet! I was dazed when I saw Manuel’s countenance (the German Keeper) after he conceded a goal even though they’d scored 7! He was angry. He’d wanted to keep a clean record! He’s FIFA’s #1 Goal Keep in the tournament.

Lesson: You must never be satisfied with the status quo. No matter what you’ve achieved, always thirst for more.

3. Thankful Attitude: More surprising to me was when I saw David Luiz (who captained the Brazilian team) when he went on his knees giving thanks to God immediately the final whistle was blown. I’ve never seen such before!

David Luiz

David Luiz

Lesson: No matter what loss you have suffered or suffering, never cease to thank God. The Bible admonishes us to “give thanks always”. Luiz was an inspiration to me last night. Digest these lessons.

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