Brazil's World Cup Loss: Blame Mick Jagger's 'Jinx'

At least, that's what Brazilians would have you believe
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2014 10:02 AM CDT
Brazil supporters hold a poster depicting Mick Jagger wearing a Germany shirt prior to the World Cup semifinal between Brazil and Germany in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.   (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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(Newser) – Still upset about Brazil's World Cup loss yesterday? Blame Mick Jagger. To understand why, Time explains, we have to go back to the 2010 World Cup, during which Jagger cheered on England, the US, and Brazil at various matches—and England, the US, and Brazil all lost those matches. Brazilians reportedly blamed him, and a Brazilian shirt he wore. His bad-luck reputation continued this year, when he cheered on England (right before it lost to Uruguay), predicted victory for Italy over Uruguay (Italy also lost), and also predicted ultimate victory for Portugal (not gonna happen). Then, finally, he showed up at the Brazil-Germany match, and the rest is history.

On Yahoo Sports, Brooks Peck calls Jagger the "World Cup Angel of Doom." "This was the first match Jagger attended during this World Cup and it just so happened to be one of the worst losses in the history of the sport," Peck writes. "Clearly his powers of destruction are only growing stronger."

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