Goal net from Brazil’s FIFA World Cup 2014 horror show sold for charity
The Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, where Brazil’s footballing meltdown vs Germany in the FIFA World Cup 2014 semi-final occurred, announced the sale Tuesday.football Updated: Jun 06, 2018 11:32 IST
One of the goal nets used in Brazil’s humiliating 7-1 defeat in the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Germany will be cut up and sold for charity.
The Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, where Brazil’s footballing meltdown occurred on July 8 four years ago, announced the sale Tuesday.
The net will be cut into 8,150 pieces and sold online for a minimum of 71 euros a piece, the price, which is about $83, echoing the infamous scoreline.
One of the nets will remain in Belo Horizonte, but the one going to charity saw most of the action: a barrage of five first-half German goals and the solitary Brazilian effort, scored by Oscar, in the second half.
The posts will go on tour to a football museum in Germany.
“The idea is to transform this traumatic incident that everyone would prefer to forget into something positive,” said Mineirao’s director Samuel Lloyd.
Organizers hope to raise at least 500,000 euros ($586,000) for charities in Brazil.
First Published: Jun 06, 2018 10:50 IST