The last time that Brazil hosted the World Cup, Seleção Brasileira, as they are known as in Portuguese, fell to Uruguay 2-1 in the final.
So traumatic was that 1950 loss that several fans committed suicide after the match. Brazil never wore home white uniforms again, choosing instead the sun-yellow jerseys they are known for today to help erase the stain of that defeat.
After Tuesday night's semi-final match against Germany in the World Cup, the team might want to pick a different color again.
Germany inflicted one of the most remarkable defeats in the 84-year history of the tournament in Belo Harizonte. Before 30 minutes had elapsed, Brazil was down 5-0 on route to a 7-1 pasting, The match equaled Brazil's worst-ever defeat, 6-0 to Uruguay back in 1920 before the World Cup had even begun.
Germany put on an offensive clinic early, with two goals for Toni Kroos and Andre Schurrle, plus one each for Thomas Muller, Sami Khedira, and record-breaking 16th World Cup goal for Miroslav Klose.
Germany will go into Sunday's World Cup final at the Maracana to face Argentina or Holland on the highest of highs. The second semi-final match will be played tonight at 23.00, and aired live on ETV.